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Elie Wiesel Religion
Updated: 5/20/2020
Elie Wiesel Religion
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  • "I was almost thirteen and deeply observant."
  • “For the first time, I felt anger rising in me. Why should I sanctify His name?”
  • “I was not denying His existence, but I doubted His absolute justice.”
  • CHAPTER 1It is 1941 in Sighet, and Elie Wiesel is introducing Moshie the Beadle.
  • “What does Your grandeur mean, Master of the Universe, in the face of all this cowardice, this decay, and this misery”
  • CHAPTER 3This takes place when Eliezer and his father first arrive in the concentration camps at Birkenau. They later go to Auschwitz.
  • “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in whom I no longer believed”
  • CHAPTER 3Eliezer says this in Auschwitz during their third week.
  • “No prayers were said over his tomb. No candle lit in his memory.”
  • CHAPTER 5This takes place in Buna on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
  • CHAPTER 6This takes place during the death marches after Rabbi Eliahu asks Eliezer where his son is.
  • CHAPTER 8On January 29th, 1945, Eliezer's father died in Buchenwald, prompting Eliezer's regret that there was no religious service performed.
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