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The Night In the book The Night written by Elie Wiesel a quote that made me realize the horror people went through in the Holocaust was For more than half an hour he stayed there struggling between life and death dying in slow agony under our eyes And we had to look him full in the face He was still alive when I passed in front of him His tongue was still red his eyes were not yet glazed Behind me I heard a man asking Where is God now Besides the brilliant descriptions found in Night and the feeling that I was walking in Elies shoes The Night opens a persons mind to the atrocities of the Holocaust and concentration camps We take for granted today our knowledge of how many Jews were killed by the Nazis Although we have a general idea of the kind of life people led in the concentration camps people never really stop to think about what it must have felt like not knowing what was going on or what was going to happen next Throughout the book Wiesel talks about people not realizing what happened He shows the reaction of the townspeople when they first heard of Hitler and German troops I did not realize how much effect the book had on me until I noticed how much life has changed for Wiesel and the rest of the Jews and how unexpected this change was The book shows the progression of an innocent twelve year old boy whose life was devoted to studying the Torah and was changed to a life of terror The book also shows how the German forces were so harsh at breaking the spirits of the Jews Elies faith in God above all other things is strong at the beginning of the novel but grows weaker as time goes on On the day of Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year thousands of
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