Saturday, March 30, 2019
Elie and Marion Wiesel Night | Book
Elie and Marion Wiesel Night BookNightThe title suggests a clear setting of the night eon and in a symbolic right smart the setting is during a time as dark and long as the night. Elie Wiesel lived through a time in world hi point that is so sinister many raft refuse to believe it could have level(p) happened. The Holocaust, beingness War II, Nazi Germany invasion of Eastern Europe countries, tout ensemble be the setting and rearwardsground story for Elie Wiesel firsthand account of hold out it all written in his sacred scripture Night.Starting in Sighet, Transylvania a small village that didnt blush make the maps (Birth designate) Elie, his family, and many former(a) Jews felt safe. They were far from the action in 1941 living their normal lives. The years passed and the Nazi threat grew nestled their daily routines were changed, they were forced to move, to wear a star, and finally to be transported in 1944 to Auschwitz a German concentration battalion, the largest o f the remainder camps. (Auschwitz-Birkenau) Arriving at Birkenau men and women were quarantined as soon as they exited the teach. In the moment so many families and loved ones were looking at each(prenominal) other for the last time, and none had the foresight to blush know it. The aforesaid(prenominal) was true for Elie, I didnt know that this was the moment or the place where I was leaving my mother and Tzipora forever. (Wiesel p.29) In the night (around midnight) Elie and his family were in Birkenau in the year 1944 and for two family members this was also their final awaiting place.It hold waters out to me how humans temper is portrayed in the visualise in this book. Even as they were spaced from families, beaten, yelled at, collide withmingly bordered to their death in the crematoria, told to strip, shaved, marched around camp, made to stand in the elements, and all the while smelling the stink of burning human flesh, they were still able to share joy when findin g friends in the equal place as you, in holding a family members hand because at least you werent alone, and having a moral boost afterwards roughly sleep. (Wiesel 33-42) This holds true for the rest of the book, mess always keeping the faith, holding on to some dream, and living for the family they know are still alive. All these things gave them the go forth to go on and the will to choke because it had to get better, didnt it? hardly for the ones who did survive to the liberation by the allied troops I wearyt turn over life will ever be a continuous sunny day, because the night always comes and with it the memories and nightmares that will never be forgotten. But thankfully it will never be forgotten because the people who perished under these circumstances of the Holocaust should never be forgotten.In Birkenau Elie and his start out were made to work in the warehouse and thither the author begins to bill has life in a concentration camp had changed him. After his pro duce was beaten his anger was directed non at the Kapo who beat him plainly at his obtain who should not have provoked the Kapo. (Wiesel p. 54) This is where I began to see the separation of Elie and his father and imaged how it must have been for many others during this time in concentration and work camps. The human body can separate from the content and emotion and learn to only survive and sometimes survival doer only taking care of you. Take the story told on rascal 63 where a pipel was beating his own father because he did not make his bed properly and then demanded he stop clamorous or he would stop bringing his food. (Wiesel)In the winter of 1945 as the allied troops drew closer, the camp was told of evacuation and the decision had to be made to go as told or stay behind in the infirmaries where there was a possibility of being finished in the furnaces. At this point Elie was more than worried about not being separated from his father and they chose to be evacuated w ith the others. Foresight would have saved them his fathers death had they have know those in the infirmary were liberated by the Russians two days later. (Wiesel p 82) SS units evacuate Auschwitz in January. Elie and his father are transferred toBuchenwaldconcentration camp, near Weimar Germany. Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz on January 27. (Elie Wiesel Timeline and World Events 19281951) The evacuation proves to be the wrong choice for Elies father alone it struck me how during the march it was his fathers existence that kept him button and in the snowy night his father was the one encouraging his word of honor who wanted to quit. This was also the time that Elie prayed the prayer to never do what Rabbi Eliahus password had done. He had thought by this separation from his father he could free himself of a burden that could diminish his own chance for survival. (Wiesel p. 86-91) This goes back to the idea of survival being a journey that one feels deal they have to do alone, so others wont bring them experience or get in their way. It is so heart breaking that the boost the group needed to continue came from the very people that were making them march in the cold in the first place. So strange that they were need and praying for the barbed wire of Gleiwitz to appear, to be hoping and pining for another concentration camp where death seemed imminent. (Wiesel p. 92)On the move again from Geliwitz they were put in train cars again this time different people entirely entered the cars. They had different views on life and what it meant to live. They also had different appearances, now so skinny more could fit into the cars. (Wiesel p. 97) Our brains a whirlwind of decaying memories. Our minds numb with indifferenceThe night was growing longer, never ending. (Wiesel p. 98) The author could be speaking of the literal night as they path to their new location but I feel that he was public lecture about the night that they will all live in for the rest of th eir lives. They will never be able to remove those memories from their minds and after experience something so horrific the night must seem never ending. The story of the workers throwing abrasion on to the train car shows another parallel in the story of the fight the human body has for survival above anything else and it takes everywhere the heart and emotions numbing them. When the old man gets bread for he and his son and his son is the very one that is beating him to death to take the bread from his father, the son is beyond human in that moment and does not even recognize his own father calling out for him to stop. (Wiesel p. 101)When they finally devolve their destination, Buchenwald, Elies father has given up. The will to live is the key to survive in any aspect of life. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, when you are garbled in the wilderness, when any struggle arises you must keep the will to live. This was prove in the book when people helpless their will to li ve after learning of loved ones who did not make it they gave up and died soon after. I knew that I was no longer arguing with him but with stopping point itself, with Death that he had already chosen. (Wiesel p. 105) As his fathers health worsens Elie starts to net that he is too is acting the way he prayed he would not. He tried to help his father but was given the advice In this place, there is no such thing as a father, brother, friend. Each of us lives and dies alone. (Wiesel p. 110) When his father did pass in the night no one was alert of it happening and Elie was changed forever. He felt freedom and hunger. Nothing else mattered after his father died but food. This was his body taking over his mind and emotions and driving everything in his being toward survival and to survive you just need food. (Wiesel p. 112-113) When the Front came closer and closer to Buchenwald Elie thought only of food. When the American tanks arrived and liberated the remaining men they only thoug ht of provisions. No thought of revenge, or of parents. Only of bread. And even when we were no longer hungry, not one of us thought of revenge. (Wiesel p. 115) I hope that the survivors still do not think of revenge but instead of preserving and continuing the memory of all those that were lost during the Holocaust and World War II. The families not only lost people they cared for but the world suffered a great loss in losing so many lives and stories and possibilities. I am glad that Elie Wiesel had the strength to write this book and I hope that there is truth in the saying that time heals all pain. Maybe with time he and others have healed sufficient to see the light at dawn and not focus completely on the night.Works CitedAuschwitz-Birkenau.Auschwitz-Birkenau. Pastwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau W Owicimiu, 1999. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.Birthplace.Birthplace. G. Seila M. Acree, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. http//enloehs.wcpss.net/projects/west42002/wiesel3/birthplace.html .Elie Wiesel Timeline and World Events 19281951.United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 20 June 2014. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. http//www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007200.Wiesel, Elie, and Marion Wiesel.Night. New York, NY Hill and Wang, a Division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. Print.