Life before the Holocaust was normal. Elie was a normal boy who wanted to dig deeper into his faith. He slowly saw some people begin to disappear, and began to worry that something bad was going to happen.
After some time living in the ghettos, the Jews were gathered to board a train that took them to Auschwitz. This train ride was awful, but nothing compared to what was in store for them at the concentration camp.
Once they got to the camp, the victims were exposed to disturbing, awful things. Wiesel had watched many hangings and slowly watched his father and other innocent people die painful deaths right in front of him. From being in the camp, Elie began to feel apathetic towards life and began to lose his faith in God.
After many long, hard months, the victims were finally released from the camps. Elie went through many struggles after leaving the camp that took so many loved ones away from him. He had nothing left. He tells readers that he will never be his pre-Holocaust self ever again.
Elie Wiesel decides to write a book on his experience as a survivor of the Holocaust. He does this to inform other people on what REALLY happened to victims in concentration camps. He wants people to be informed so that nothing like the Holocaust ever happens again.
Night By Elie Wiesel
There are many themes to Wiesel's book "Night". In the story, readers can take away themes of darkness, loss of faith and loss of identity,