Elie Wiesel

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World War II was a global conflict from 1939 to 1945 when the war ended.
Many nations around the world were involved including the great powers which later on formed
two opposing military alliances : the Allies and the Axis. One of the Axis’s leaders was Adolf
Hitler. Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Germany. The Jews were hated the most by the Nazis
because Hitler blamed the Jews from Germany defeat in World War I. This hate towards the
Jews from Hitler led to “The Holocaust”. The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation
of six million Jews by the Nazis during World War II. Even though we know millions of people
died in this sadly event, many people survived, as well. Many years after the Holocaust one of
the survivors Elie Wiesel wrote his book Night telling his life story in the Holocaust.
Wiesel was the first to give the name "Holocaust", which literally means
destruction by fire, to the experience of European Jews in World War II. Elie Wiesel was a
Jewish from northern Transylvania annexed by Hungary. Wiesel started the most difficult
journey of his life when Nazi German forces took him and his family to the concentration camps.
Night is basically about Eliezer struggles with his father throughout the Holocaust and how
Eliezer managed to survived. Wiesel narrates in his book Night his experience in the
concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945 at the height of the
Holocaust and toward the end of the Second World War.

Some of the most important sceneries in the book are the Sighet Ghettos, Aushwitz,
Death March, Buchenwald and Liberation. First, everything began when he was 15 years old
and German forces took him and his family to the Sighet Ghettos where Jews resided before
going to the concentration camps and in which Jews were...

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