The Cruel Final Solution In Elie Wiesel's Night

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The Cruel Final Solution There was a conference that was known as Wannsee, that was held in Berlin, 1942. At the Wannsee conference, the SS, subdivisions, handled what was known as the Final Solution that targeted the Jews. The conference was brought up to light in the film Conspiracy, where the Final Solution was agreed upon Hitler’s fifteen men who debated the pros and cons of what was to be done to the Jews. In addition, the Final Solution determined what was going to happen to the Jews, but acts of violence targeted the Jews before the solution was determined. Although the Germans agreed to “evacuate” the Jews, there was one young Jew, Elie Wiesel, who tells his story of the horror Jews had to go through during the Holocaust. In …show more content…
In the novel Night, written by Elie Wiesel, Elie speaks out about the pain that his family went through during the Holocaust. Surprisingly, some of the ideas that were discussed in the film Conspiracy at the Wannsee conference, Elie personally went through them. For instance, in the film Conspiracy, SS Heydrich and Eichmann discuss the idea of men and women being separated and Elie personally went through the pain of leaving his mother and sister that he never saw again, but had the chance to stick with his father (Wiesel, 29). Elie was able to stick with his father because they were told by this random man that they had to lie about their ages in order to avoid being separated and sure enough, they were not (Wiesel, 30). Another idea that was discussed during the film was that there were selections that determined what group of Jews were to be put to work and which ones were to be immediately killed or left in a room where they were starved and died from natural causes. Throughout the novel Elie talks about working alongside his father, but towards the end he mentions that his father was no longer working because he no longer had the strength to get things done. For instance, Elie’s father would tell him that when they would give him a ration of bread, other men would attack him and beat him until he gave his food up. In fact, a doctor that Elie asked to help his dying father told him that he should stop giving his ration of bread and soup to his father because at a place like this, there is no such thing as a father, brother, or friend because in the end, everyone dies alone (Wiesel, 110). Throughout the novel, Elie and his father were always beat and starved which was what the SS officials wanted. Hence, this novel proved that no matter what your age was, you would not escape

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