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How did Wiesels belief in God change through his camp experiences Why do peoples beliefs change What would cause a strong believer in God to no longer acknowledge his existence These changes could be a result of things experienced in a persons life In Elie Wiesels book Night Elie loses his faith in God because he experienced firsthand the Nazi death camp horrors At the age of twelve Elie Wiesel was a strong believer in God He read the Talmud daily and visited the synagogue nightly He even asked his father to find a master to guide him in his studies of the cabbala pgl Elie made friends with Moshe the Beadle They talked for hours of the revelations and mysteries of the cabbala p 3 Even when the Nazis began acting unfairly towards him and other Jews he still kept his faith in God When the Germans arrived they brought with them the anti-Jewish decrees and the ghettos These things didnt seem to have much effect on Elie He sat with some of his schoolmates in the Ezra Maik gardens studying the Talmud p 10 He continued to fast p 15 The Nazis beat him and other Jews with truncheons forcing them to run in the infernal heat as they were being transferred from the little ghetto to the big ghetto When Elie Wiesel reached his destination he sank down exhausted Instead of cursing and questioning God Elie asked Him to have mercy on him and the others p 17 Elie first started to lose his faith in God after he arrived in Birkenau What was in store for him and the others finally hit him The others figured it out too and began weeping and reciting the Kaddish for themselves Elie didnt join them He asked himself why he should praise God What had God done for him p 31 That firs night in camp represented many things for Elie As he
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