Elie Wiesel: Author
I think the quote that Elie makes about remaining silent and indifferent is "...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..." 2.)
Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania on September 30, 1928. 3.)
One of the four concentration camps that Elie survived was Buchenwald. 4.)
In 1986 Elie Wiesel received the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Night is a book by Elie Wiesel about his experience at the concentration camps and what he had to go through during; physically and emotionally. Elie is wracked with guilt at having survived the Holocaust, since his family did not. It also talks about his struggles to stay sane and how he questions his faith in God, since he is letting The Holocaust happen, but he never loses it. The Holocaust
Approximately 6 million Jews were killed during The Holocaust. 2.)
The Nazi’s came to power in Germany in 1930-1933.
The Nazi’s viewed the Jews as greedy people; they thought they would destroy the economy and Germany. 4.)
Besides the Jews the Nazi’s also persecuted Gypsies, Gays, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mentally Ill, Handicaps, and everyone else who opposed the Nazi’s and Hitler. 5.)
A concentration camp was a place where Jews and others from the Holocaust that were targeted, were sent. There, they had little food to no food, and shelters normally built for 2 or 3, had 30 to 40 people packed inside just one. They were also called death camps because people died there all the time. Mostly of exhaustion, starvation, poison from gas chambers, and diseases. Their bodies were dumped in ditches and burned, or other places that were easy to hide. 6.)
Genocide is the intentional killing of a large group of people, like the Jews. 7.)
During The Holocaust Jewish children were killed when they arrived in killing centers. Children, usually over age 12, were used as workers and test subjects of medical experiments. Most Jewish children died from starvation and diseases, as well as lack of...
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