Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Night: Elie Wiesel

"Where is God, where is he?" This quote was said in Elie Wiesel's novel about his experience during the Holocaust. This quote is very significant because it shows how victims of the Holocaust questioned their beliefs while they were brutally abused by the Nazis. If you were them would you question your beliefs? It must have been difficult for the Jews and other victims of the Holocaust to believe that God actually existed. How could he let something so horrible happen to the people that have faith in him and worship him? Elie Wiesel’s novel, really gives a good view on how the people were treated during this horrible time period. They were thrown in concentration camps, beaten, killed, and starved. The things that were done to them were  completely inhumane. Elie's novel was really eye opening and made me feel as if everyone needs to be more aware of what goes in in the world. It also showed me that human nature is capable of being very evil. Elie lost both his sister and mother early in his time in the concentration camp. He had to live knowing that they were both burned to death in the crematorium. The only thing that kept him going was his father, then eventually, his father died as well. Elie witnessed so much and lost his whole family during the holocaust.  His experience should influence everyone to really appreciate what they have, because at any given time, you never know what the human race will do to completely tear you apart. 

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