Night, By Elie Wiesel Essay

899 Words May 5th, 2016 4 Pages
It has been 71 years since the end of the Holocaust, the event which ended up with six million Jews exterminated; the word “Genocide” was born, and the faith in God for the many of those who survived is challenged. Elie Wiesel, through his book, Night, narrated his experience in Auschwitz. It was where most of his family was not survive, where he had to see the scene of death, and where his God “were killed”. Throughout the story, the author showed that a person’s faith in God can be tested when he or she had to suffer from starvation, struggling, and witnessing people who were massively killed under the order of the Nazis. At the beginning, the faith of Elie Wiesel was questioned by himself as he saw the adults, children, men, and women who were all being thrown into flames to be burned alive; this first impression about Auschwitz heavily haunted him that first night, thus making him start to question God, challenging his faith in Him. “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes/ Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.” (Wiesel 33). After a day of witnessing the death, the crimes, and the evil caused by Nazis for the Jews, Elie was shocked by the cruelty of the vNazis, and by the death of his Jewish people; his fear, indeed, turned him against God, and made him feel skeptical about what he knew about Him and killed the innocence of a 15-year-old boy in him. He could not…

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