Elie Wiesel's Holocaust Experiences
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The paper describes how "Night" tells the story of a young Jewish boy during World War II, and his struggle to emerge from the horrors of the Holocaust as a whole person. The paper details the atrocities Wiesel witnessed in the concentration camps and how he personally suffered. The paper believes that Wiesel's heartfelt, simply and starkly told autobiography seems to clearly destroy those who would question whether the Holocaust actually happened. The paper does note the criticism of Wiesel and his book but is of the opinion that this book is a very powerful narrative, and, though short in length, completely grips the reader's heart and gives a horrifying glimpse into World War II.
From the Paper:"This book is an autobiography of Elie Wiesel that essentially tells the story of a young Jewish boy during World War II, and his struggle to emerge from the horrors of the Holocaust as a whole person. Elie and his family were living in Germany when the Holocaust began, and, as Jews, they were arrested in 1944 and kept captive in a place Elie describes as the "ghetto." Soon after their arrest, Elie and his family were transported to the concentration camp in Birkenau where he and his father were separated from his mother and sister--males were sent to one camp, females to another. Elie later found out later that both his mother and sister were killed at the camp they were transported to. Elie and his father were sent to Auschwitz, a work camp, then from Auschwitz to Buna, and on to Buchenwald."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Faurisson, Robert. A Prominent False Witness. Institute for Historical Review, 2005. Date of Access April 22, 2006 at: http://www.ihr.org/leaflets/wiesel.shtml
- Interview of Elie Wiesel. Nobel Prize for Peace. Sun Valley Idaho, June 29, 1996. Date of Access April 19, 2006 at: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/printmember/wie0int-1
- Tracey, Marc. Night and Frey: The Politics of Oprah's Book Club. The Current, Spring 2006. Date of Access, April 20, 2006 at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/current/articles/spring 2006/tracy.html.
- Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Hill and Wang, a Division of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1985.
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