The Holocaust In Elie Wiesel's Night

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In the Second World War, the Holocaust cast a terrible shadow on the entire world. These catastrophic events included the enormous number of Jewish people that were killed by Nazi Germans. Some people, called Holocaust-deniers, do not believe the facts that are obvious to most. And you ask yourself, “How can one deny the events of the Holocaust?” After all, there are examples of proof of Nazi Germany’s plan to exterminate Jews and the method in which it was done. On top of that, there are first-hand witnesses to the Holocaust, such as Elie Wiesel, who wrote the novel Night. In his book, he retells the earlier part of his life where he, among many others, faced the terror of concentration camps. For some, denial…show more content…
He attempted to warn all of the Jews of Sighet about the Nazi’s horrific plan. “He’s just trying to make us pity him. What an imagination he has” (Weisel 4). Others would say, “Poor fellow. He’s gone mad” (Weisel 4). Sadly, these people, these Holocaust-deniers, had to learn the hard way. Soon, the Nazi’s plan had come into effect. Millions of Jews were deported to concentration camps where cruel Nazis would strip them of everything, and for some, life. A letter sent to M. Feins reads, “The Holocaust is a hoax, and not only for one moment but for nearly fifty years now. And not merely possibility, but fact. No gas chambers.” However, how can this be true? In Night, a woman named Madame Schachter saw the gas chambers, but no one realized it at first. She cried as she saw smoke rising in the distance from the car, “Fire! Fire” (Weisel 23). Women tried to calm her but as she grew louder and more hostile, men struck her. “She’s mad, poor soul…” (Weisel 23). Why were these Jewish people reluctant to believe that those flames that smelled of dead? bodies, would ultimately be their grave? As facts such as these are being presented,
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