The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a book that deals with the holocaust and Nazi concentration camps. The books perspective comes from a boy named Elizer Wiesel who struggles with his faith in God and his motivation to keep fighting for his life. Elie goes through a number of tragedies at a very young age.
Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania. In 1944 him and all the Jews got deported. His father, mother and younger sister died in the war. Elizer wants to start studying his religion but his father thinks he’s too young, so elie studies cabbala with Moshe the beadle without his father knowing. Moshe the beadle worked in the Hasidic temple. Moshe the beadle was deported with all the other Jews but wasn’t killed. He ran to all the houses in Sighet and warned them that there were concentration camps and that they would be killed. Nobody believed him and thought he sounded crazy.
When the Jews of Sighet were being deported, elie witnessed a lady who got separated from her son and husband. When they were in the cattle car, the lady was nonstop screaming that she saw flames and burning furnaces in the distance. Everyone assumed she was insane but once they arrived at Auschwitz/birkinau everyone sees burning furnaces. This is a big symbol in the book that shows some of the Jews who realized what the deportation was becoming and that everyone they loved would soon be killed.
Another symbol in the book is when elie is waiting in line at a hanging ceremony and a man behind him kept asking where God is. This question stuck in elie's head. Elie had never stopped believing in Gods existence, he just got mad at God for creating all the concentration camps and allowing all the Nazis to have so much power. Elizer loses his faith and questions that his purpose is.
Night by elie Wiesel talked about real holocaust experiences and how people thought they wouldn’t be affected by the Nazis and how most Jews in sighet went through denial. This book shows...