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At the beginning of the book Elie has a very strong faith in God and the Jewish religion but this faith is tested when he is moved from his small town by the Nazis Elie has to deal with the death of his family the death of his innocence and the death of his God at the very young age of fifteen He tells us of the horrors of the concentration camp starvation beatings torture illness and hard labor He comes to question how God could let this happen and to redefine the existence of God in the concentration camp The night was gone The morning star was shining in the sky I too had become a completely different person The student of the Talmud the child that I was had been consumed in the flames There remained only a shape that looked like me A dark flame had entered into my soul and devoured it as Wiesel faces each day and witnesses the starvation the beatings of innocent people and the tortures his faith in God begins to waiver By the end of the book Wiesel has lost his belief in God If there is a God how could he allow this to happen he wonders Wiesel is a witness to all the horrible things The death of his family the death of his childhood and the death of his God As the days go by there are frequent selections A man with a little stick decides who will live and who will die This man acts like God To the right you live to the left you die As Wiesel watches the evil that exists his belief in the existence of God continues to deteriorate Wiesel asks Where is my God Where is He61
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