Elie Wiesel Reflection

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“If in my lifetime I was only to write one book, this would be the one.” - Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, a small town in Transylvania. His Orthodox Jewish family was highly observant of Jewish tradition. He takes the readers to a place in time where no one would ever want to journey to. His famous memoir Night is a story of struggle - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual which not only relates the history of the Holocaust, but it reveals the depth of the human soul and explores our limits. Wiesel is doubtless the best known of all writers on the Holocaust: One of history's most terrible moments of human suffering. Elie Wiesel in his memoir recounts about this horrendous and dreadful event in the world history. Until 1944,…show more content…
It is a memoir of extraordinary power: his humanity shines through every page as he stands a witness to the tragedy which befell the Jewish race at the hands of the Nazis. He calls himself a messenger of the dead among the living through his literary witness that it was “his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living” (intro). He accurately recounts what happened to the dead, sharing what they cannot, is one of his primary purposes. Along with his witness, he attempts to create hope, lessen the suffering and concentrate on injustice. He accomplishes this purpose with a paper, pen and a story. According to Wiesel, "God made man because he loves stories," and Wiesel believes that his story must be shared. All his works, fiction, others are non-fiction; all return to the epicentre of "Night" and are autobiographical in nature. It is Wiesel’s personal narrative of his experience in Nazi controlled concentration camps. The memoir commences towards the end of 1941 and accounts his experiences of the unthinkable horrors perpetrated by the Nazi’s during World War II. The war had been intense for almost two years. The Germans who believed in the Aryan race attempted genocide on the other races, particularly
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