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Summary Night is a powerful brilliantly written autobiography of a concentration camp survivor Wiesel saw his family friends and fellow Jews degraded and murdered Wiesel also says that his God to whom he was so devoted was also murdered by the Nazis In the novel Wiesel changed from a devout Jew to a broken young man who doubted his belief in God When Wiesel first comes to the concentration camp and sees all the walking skeletons he cant believe that this is real He feels that he might be dreaming However 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 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 Wiesel continues to witness hangings beatings starvation and torture One day when Wiesel comes back from a days work he sees three gallows being assembled The whole camp has to witness the hangings Among the 3 people who would die that day was a young child Wiesel wondered what that poor innocent boy had done to deserve to die in this manner Wiesel watched the boy struggling between life and death The death was a slow agony At this point Wiesel lost all faith in the existence of God Where is God now Where is He Here is - He is hanging here on this gallows62 After this incident Wiesel could no longer believe in God He felt
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