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Many of the survivors of the Holocaust went to writing literature as a way of telling what it was really like Survivors used this way because it is extremely difficult to explain what happened by talking so they use literature Out of all of the Holocaust authors Elie Wiesel is quite possibly the most well known Holocaust author of all time Elie Wiesel being a survivor of the Holocaust uses his literature to tell his stories about what he went through Elie Wiesel has written many novels on the Holocaust Throughout his works he has used many of the same themes In the novels Night Dawn and A Beggar in Jerusalem the same themes or ideas are repeated many times In the novel Night the idea of loss of faith is used many times Elie Wiesel used this theme because during the Holocaust many of the victims lost faith in God Confronting the Holocaust states One of the contradictory ideas in Wiesels Night is there is no God I hate him After Auschwitz Gods presence is most strongly felt through his absence57 The victims had every right to believe that God was absent at this time Many times in Night the characters would just flat out say how they did not believe in God anymore And in spite of myself a prayer rose in my heart to that God in whom I no longer believed Wiesel used this example over and over in Night to emphasize how almost all Holocaust victims lost faith in their God Behind me I heard the same man asking Where is God now And I heard a voice within me answer him Where is He He is- he is hanging here on this gallows This shows how characters in the novel feel that their God has died right before them Night had the most loss of faith because the novel takes place right in the heart of the Holocaust so
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