Elie Wiesel's Childhood As A Holocaust Survivor

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“Never shall I forget these moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never.”(Elie Wiesel 1). He lost belief in everything and never forget what he went through. This describes what he felt during his time in the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s troubles childhood as a holocaust survivor has influenced him to write his famous book Night that describes his experiences in the holocaust. Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 Romania, Transylvania in the Carpathian Mountains close to the Ukrainian border (Elie Wiesel 1). His father,Shlomo Wiesel, was a store owner and a leading member of the Jewish community, his mother, Sarah Wiesel, wanted him to study. He had three sisters being the only boy among his siblings, Elie’s liked to study different type of religions and languages (Elie Wiesel 1; Dakers 15). He liked to read and to learn new things. After the war he went to secondary school in France, worked as a journalist for an Israeli Newspaper. He then …show more content…
He has wrote more than 35 books: novels, collection of short stories and essays, plays, and a cantanax (Encyclopedia of World Biography 1). After the war he was supporting himself with jobs as choir director, camp counselor, Bible teacher, and translator. When he got hired by foreign desk of a French newspaper, and was able to travel to many countries, soon he was sent to New York City to report on the United Nations. When he published his first book about his experiences in the concentration camps, and was on his way to becoming a celebrated author. Wiesel no longer feared than might do less than justice to the victims of the Holocaust, but his duty to explain their suffering, to keep their memory alive and to keep an event like this from happening again (Elie Wiesel

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