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The Holocaust Exposed In Eliezer Wiesel's Night

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Eliezer Wiesel was born on September 30th, 1928 in the small, largely distant town of Sighet, Romania. Growing up with the heavy influence of his father's liberal brand of Judaism, and following in his mother and grandfather's tradition of learning Jewish spiritual teachings, Eliezer was a largely quiet child, in the small town of Sighet. Eventually the Nazis arrived in 1944, and soon forced all of the town's native Jewish population into Ghettos(The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity). Soon after, the invading Nazis deported all of Sighet's Jewish population into work camps. And for many months, Eliezar and his father Shlomo, had to endure grueling , inhumane conditions in the life of the work camp. Despite all of these conditions, Eliezar managed to pull through.. however.. at the cost, of losing his father. …show more content…
After the war, Eliezar took up Journalism, and began writing columns for French and Israeli newspapers, soon after his acclaimed novel Night granted him the nobel prize in 1986. Soon after, Elie Wiesel became an Activist advocating against oppression against any race on Earth, and or anything remotely similar to the Holocaust. Not that long ago sadly, Elie Wiesel passed away, on July 2, 2016 (The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity). In conclusion, Elie wiesel's memoir Night has received critical acclaim, as it truly does shed light on the experience of those discriminated during the Holocaust. That very same memoir, can truly spark discussion about what acts , are

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