Silence Affects Everyone By Elie Wiesel Essay

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Silence Affects Everyone
Elie Wiesel once said in his Nobel Prize Speech “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews and other peoples which took place in Europe between 1933 and 1945. The book Night by Elie Wiesel, the movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by Mark Herman, and the article “A Secret Life” by Thomas Harding are based on stories that happened during the Holocaust and how it affected people. The book Night starts in Elie’s hometown, Sighet and ends with liberation after he went through physical and emotional challenges in the camp. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a story that is seen through the eyes of an innocent eight year old Bruno, who is also the son of the commandant at a concentration camp. The article “A Secret Life” is about a woman who has been silenced and hiding her terrifying secrets inside her. Silence encourages the tormenter because it allows them to continue with injustice activities being committed, and also continue to endanger the life of innocent human beings.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the silence of people and prisoner made the Nazi soldiers to be more powerful which lead to more injustice activities as well as made people lose faith towards God. When Moishe the Beadle escaped from the forest and came back to Sighet, he told people how horrible it was, yet no one believed. Moishe the Beadle said to Elie, “Life? I no…

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