Elie Wiesel's Life Before The Holocaust

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Unimaginable. Terrifying. Traumatic. These three powerful words encompass the feelings Elie Wiesel felt in the concentration camps described in his memoir, Night. During the course of the story, Wiesel recounts his experience as a Jewish youth struggling to survive the horrors of the Holocaust with only his father by his side as his anchor to reality. The relationship Elie and his father shared was distant before the Holocaust but strengthened during their time spent at the camps. By the time of their camp's liberation, the two of them were dependent upon each other. Before the Holocaust occurred, Elie and his father were distant. When the Wiesel family still lived in the town of Sighet, Elie talks about how the distance between him and

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