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Never shall I forget that night the first night in camp which has turned my life into onelong night seven times cursed and seven times sealed Never shall I forget that smoke Nevershall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smokebeneath a silent blue sky Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me for all eternity of the desire tolive Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned mydreams to dust Never shall I forget these things even if I am condemned to live as long as GodThe Holocaust-the mass murder of European Jews by the Nazis during World War II Itwas the unthinkable the horrific murder of 6 million Jews and millions of civilians of differentethnic and racial backgrouds It was average men entering the German army and turned intoNazis cold-blooded killers It was the connotation of Holocaust which became Night by ElieWiesel This paints a picture full of vivid imagery and truth about the genocide of his ownpeople Elie witnesses the starvation brutal beating and eventual death of his friends familyand fellow Jews Wiesel himself survived Auschwitz Buna Buchenwald and Gleiwitz allGerman concentration camps where atrocities such as cremation and murder hung thickly in theBorn September 30 1928 Eliezer Wiesel led a life representative of many Jewishchildren Growing up in a small village in Romania his world revolved around family religiousstudy community and God Yet his family community and his innocent faith were destroyedupon the deportation of his village in 1944 One of the main topics in this book is how Elie a boy of strong religious faith along withmany of his fellow jews lose their faith in God due to the horrific effects of the concentrationcamps Elie Wiesel lived his early childhood in the town of Transylvania in Hungary during theearly 1940s At
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