What Was The Theme Of Faith In Night By Elie Wiesel

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“Night,” by Elie Wiesel, is a novel of young Wiesel’s survival in the concentration camps during WWII .The overall theme of Night is faith. In 1941, a 12 year old boy named Eliezer Wiesel. He lives in Sighet Transylvania, and he belonged to an Orthodox Jewish family. His dad is a shopkeeper, and his family is highly respected within Sighet's Jewish community. Against his father’s will, Eliezer is into learning religious mysticism such as the Kabbalah. Despite this, Eliezer finds a sensitive and challenging teacher in Moishe the Beadle, a local pauper. Their relationship was like every normal teacher and student. Soon the Hungarians banish all foreign Jews, including Moishe. After several months, Moishe escapes the German captors, and goes back to Sighet to warn his people about how the deportation trains were handed over to the Gestapo but no one believes him.…show more content…
Despite the Jews' belief that Nazis wouldn't be able to come near the capital city, Budapest, the Germans soon move into Sighet. Jews are forced to turn in all valuables, and everything they owned. Eventually, the Jews are confined to small ghettos, crowded together into narrow streets behind barbed-wire fences. Jews remaining in Sighet were thrown into cattle cars bound for Auschwitz. On the third night in the cattle cars, Madame Schächter, a middle-aged woman who is on the train with her ten-year-old son begins to scream that she sees fire outside the window. The train moves slowly and midnight passes. Through the windows everyone can see the chimneys and smoke. They could also smell an unusual odor, which they find out is burning human flesh. This concentration camp is Birkenau, the processing center for arrivals at Auschwitz as well as the death

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