Leslye Menjivar Morales
April 9th, 2013
Night Cause and Effect Essay
The book called Night by Eliezer Wiesel is the true story of Wiesel’s experiences during the holocaust. Wiesel was born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania; he was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944, and moved to the Auschwitz concentration camp. This book is Eliezer terrifying record of his memories about how Jewish people were transferred to concentration camps. Eliezer explains how the Nazis treated them like they were animals, made them work hard, and fed them little food. (the food given to them was only bread and soup). Because of the abusive treatment Eliezer witnesses and endures at the hands of the Nazis during World War II, he is stripped of his former self forever.
By ruthlessly stealing from Eliezer his tangible possessions, his family, and his name, the Nazis cause Eliezer to lose his unique identity. At the beginning, after the Nazis occupied Sighet, they issued decrees. Because he and his family were Jewish, they had to identify themselves by wearing a yellow star. They also had curfews and could no longer possess a radio, bicycles, and whatever else. The holocaust killed more than six million Jews. Wiesel was also taken away from his hometown and separated from his family in the concentration camp. Because of nazi cruelty Eliezer had been deported in 1942. He said, "I heard people say that a transport had arrived from your region and I came to look for you. I thought you might have some news of Reizel and my two small boys who stayed in Antwerp …" I knew nothing about them … Since 1940; my mother had not received a single letter from them. But I lied: "Yes, my mother did hear from them. Reizel is fine. So are the children... "He was weeping with joy. He would have liked to stay longer, to learn more details, to soak up the good news, but an SS was heading in our direction and he had to go, telling us that he would come...
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