Analysis Of Aftermath By Elie Wiesel

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Lara Olson English 10 Seminar Mrs. Zavacki 20 March 2012 Almost everyone in the world knows about the Holocaust and how it ruined the lives of many. But no one knows the real horror brought upon the survivors until you read their true stories. The rude awakening of the memoir Night and the poem “Aftermath” show that even the kindest people can lose their sense of virtuous direction. Wiesel’s story about his experiences at the concentration camps grew more heartbreaking to read with every word. Wiesel wrote about how horrible it seemed to lose one’s innocence. He did not realize that he had lost some of his own as well. Like Wiesel, many other victims still feel troubled by the painful memories that follow them. Roman, one of the countless victims of the Nazis, wrote a short yet perceptive poem about her lingering reflections; the powerful calamities caught the reader by surprise. Through Wiesel and Roman’s stories about their loss of innocence and haunting memories, we learned that the cruel and obscene methods used by the Nazis and SS Officers caused the vicious afterthoughts of those who survived the horrifying experiences that no human should endure. When Wiesel and his family…show more content…
The Holocaust ruined numerous lives, including that of Evelyn Roman, who wrote “Aftermath”: a sorrowful poem that described her feelings about the concentration camps. Wiesel and Roman both share different and insightful outlooks about their experiences in the toughest part of their lives. They still remember a great deal of details “fifty years after the fact…” that they wish could vanish in an instant (1). Wiesel and Roman wondered every minute why they endured those experiences: no human deserves the horror they survived. Knowing that someone actually lived these stories made it almost unbearable to
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