Night - Book Review

Topics: Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz concentration camp, The Holocaust Pages: 3 (1274 words) Published: May 10, 2013
World War II has given way to one of the most horrific events in the history of mankind: the holocaust. The holocaust was genocide of Jews, homosexuals, mentally handicapped, crippled, and gypsies. The holocaust killed more than six million Jews alone. Hitler, the leader of the German empire, and his army of Nazis and SS troops carried out the ruthless actions of the holocaust. Elie Wiesel is a Jew who went through the terror of the holocaust and its concentration camps. He tells his story in his book Night. Night reveals how Wiesel lost his family, faith, and innocence to the evil of mankind during the holocaust. Wiesel believes it is important for people today to read this book because they need to be shown how important it is not to keep silent and let something like the holocaust happen again. I agree with him. 

Wiesel was born September 30, 1928. Wiesel grew up with his family in Sighet, Transylvania. Wiesel and his family were deported to the concentration camps in 1944. Wiesel was held in a few different concentration camps until the Jews were liberated in April, 1945. Night is a story about a boy named Elie Wiesel and his family being sent to a concentration camp because they are Jewish. The family was warned many times from people who had seen it with their own eyes but didn't believe it. One day they learned that the Gestapo were coming to the Jewish neighborhood. When they came the people were split into two ghettos, a small and large one. The Wiesel family was put into the larger ghetto. They remained there for some time until one day the Gestapo came and put the people on these train carts. They could not bring any belongs with them. The Gestapo put at least 70 people on one cart. There was a woman on the cart and she kept on having flashes of things she saw was going to happen. She screamed things like, "Fire, Get Away!" She did this many times and would not stop. Every time she did this someone ended up striking her in her face. When they finally...
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