Loss Of Faith In Elie Wiesel's Night

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What I learned in Night regarding loss of faith The estimated number of Jews killed in the holocaust is 7,800,000. One of the survivors of the tragedy named Elie Wiesel wrote a book about his experiences in the concentration camp called; Night. In the book, he and many others are forced to bare many harsh conditions. Elie starts to lose his faith in God after witnessing traumatic events when he first arrives at the camps. Other people like Stein of Antwerp, Moche the Beadle, and others also lose their faith at one time or another in the book. The first character that loses to his faith in the novel is Moche the Beadle. In the beginning of the book, Elie would always pray in a synagogue with him. Moche and Elie develop a strong bond that…show more content…
Stein of Antwerp was a relative of his and Stein was one who lost faith early on. When he asked Elie were his family was he said all was well with them. The n he says “The only thing that keeps me alive is that Reiziel and the children are still alive. If it wasn’t for them, I couldn’t keep going.”(53). The book doesn’t say what happened to Stein, but when he finds out that his family is actually dead, he probably loses faith and gives up living. One person who kept his faith for a long time was Akiba Drumer. In Auschwitz Akiba said “God is testing us. He wants to find out whether or not we can dominate our base instincts and kill the Satan within us…if he punishes us relentlessly; it’s a sign that He loves us all the more.”(53). In a Buna Selection Akiba Drummer is selected to go to the cremator because he ultimately losses faith and gives up. Before he died he said “Man is too small, too humble and inconsiderable to seek…the mysterious ways of God. But what can I do?... I’m just an ordinary creature of flesh and blood. I’ve got eyes; too, an I can see what there doing here. Where is the divine Mercy? Where is God? How can I believe, how can anyone believe, in this merciful God?”(83). He is then taken to the
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