Social Injustice In Night By Ellie Wiesel

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Ellie Wiesel is considered to be one of the most prominent Jewish authors during the World War II era. Wiesel, through-out his life, has written many books portraying the vast accounts of social injustice the Jews experienced during the War. Wiesel’s critically acclaimed “Night” tells of these atrocities first hand and what he witness at a very young age. Ellie Wiesel is known for his striking imagery and colorful use of words to display the brutally of the Nazi regime in 1940s Europe. Across his many books, the underlining theme is straight and to the point; the Jews were systemically hunted down and their linage almost destroyed just for their beliefs and way of life. Wiesel, is one of the few who survived not one but three concentrations camps. “Night” is his account of the time he and his family were taken to Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Buna. There were many different ways shown in “Night” on how the Nazi SS and the Gestapo committed mental, physical, and social brutality towards not only the Jews but anyone deemed unworthy of a pure blooded race. In Ellie Wiesel’s “Night” the Jewish population in Europe experienced gross acts of social injustice through robbery, silencing, …show more content…
Which seemed to ease the tension as the large groups of Jewish families and friends piled off the train and into lines. Many of the Jewish families brought many of their belongings in suitcases and some even brought money along with them. At first glance the Nazi’s made Auschwitz seem like a nice and a laid back work camp, even Wiesel doubted the place was bad what so ever. His mind changed quickly when an SS officer commanded that the man and women be separated. This was the first time Wiesel got the realization just how bad the situation is. Torn from his mother, many of the men fought to be with their wives and children, yet were only met with the butt of a rifle of the end of a

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