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The book I read for my book review was Dawn bye Elie Wiesel This story represents the post WWII struggle of the Israeli freedom fighters one young man in particular who has found himself on the other side of the gun Wiesel himself severed his time in the death camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the War and had previously written Night the memoirs of his experiences The purpose of this book in my mind was to express the inner most thoughts and the anguish of Elisha Elisha is 18 years old He was recruited by a gentleman named Gad who turned him into a fighter He has killed before for their cause but only in groups never alone Our bullets were a flaming wall on which their lives were shattered My five comrades and I set out to either kill or to be killed Pg28 But now Elisha wasnt in a group He had been ordered to execute an English officer John Dawson as to compensate for the British capturing David ben Moshe one of their own In tradition executions always took place at dawn in their culture usually around 5AM Elisha has less than twelve hours before he will be labeled as a murderer for the rest of his life Hes having a difficult time coming to the reality that he is going to have to kill a man on his own I should forget this night But the dead never forget In their eyes I should be forever branded a killer Pg69 Of course then again if anyone were put into that position having to kill a man who has done nothing wrong except be born of English blood I think they would be having some serious issues with themselves as well In the Jewish tradition there is a lot of focus on and towards nighttime Night is a very important in that Night is purer than day it is better for
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