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The book Night written by Elie Wiesel is a fictional book based on one of the authors horrifying life experiences It is set during WW II at various concentration camps in and around Germany from the end of the year 1941 to the beginning of 1945 Starting from the times people are forced out of their homes their lives are changed drastically both physically and emotionally Their lives are not only changed for the time they stay at the camps If they get out alive they are changed forever People lose all human emotions and become destroyed individuals They become zombies and there is no turning back This book tells the story of one Jewish prisoner Elizer and the dramatic changes in his views of his own life In the beginning Elizer is shown as a very dedicated optimistic and lighthearted little boy The book starts with Elizer talking During the day I studied the Talmund and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the temple page 1 Although he is young he has already learned that he should be devoted to his religion Once the Germans come and start taking over the city the Jewish people of the city are forced to wear a yellow star the Star of David to distinguish them from the non-Jewish people in the city Elizer is very upset about this while his father doesnt seem affected by it at all His father tries to comfort Elizer The fathers argument is that wearing the star is not so terrible it cant kill you but Elizers response says it all He says Poor Father Of what then do you die page 9 Once the Germans start to evacuate the town Elizer is basically in disbelief although he is still optimistic about the future He talks about how he sits on the pavement watching everyone walk by loading up into the caravans and that he
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