Elie Wiesel's Response To The Book Night

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To this day, the Holocaust is an incredibly painful experience to speak of. The horrifying experience of pain and disillusionment left survivors hesitant on telling their stories of experience. One of the Jews who swore not to speak of his imprisonment was Elie Wiesel. He, along with other Jews, agreed not to speak of the horrors that they underwent. In 1955 however, he broke that agreement and decided to speak out. He said that it would be like them suffering all over again, if they were forgotten by society, so despite the pain, he told his story. This resulted in his novel Night which was about a firsthand experience of the holocaust. It was greatly important of Wiesel to tell his story for the world to know. Using knowledge of what the holocaust was and how it came to become what it is known as now, along with the firsthand account of Elie Wiesel , and events of persecution that are taking place in this century, the importance of Wiesel’s decision to tell his story is revealed. The word “Holocaust” derives from the Greek term “holos”, or whole, and “kaustos” which means burned. Since before the Holocaust, Jews as a race were considered inferior. …show more content…
And current events of persecution, the importance of Wiesel’s decision to share his story is revealed. Although he suffered in telling his story along with the other victim s of the Holocaust, they got their message out to warn us that something like the Holocaust could take place in the future and to make sure that the people would prevent that from ever happening again. Persecution is still occurring in this century, but people know about it and are trying to prevent it now. If no one had been brave enough to share their story of the Holocaust like Elie Wiesel was, perhaps the world would not be as weary about the true atrocities it holds. And something like the Holocaust could happen

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