Posted by: faerie2 | December 1, 2011

Inhumanity towards other humans….

There are events in the history that we all have to look back and think, really think about human rights.

One of the tragedies we must never forget is the Holocaust.

 

Night, by Elie Wiesel is an autobiographical literature of the Jewish author during the World War II under the influence of Hitler. This is also a winner of Nobel Peace Prize. An ordinary Jewish teenager Elie lives in a small town of Sighet in Transylvania. His family was highly observant of the Jewish tradition, and was deeply involved in Jewish community. They were relatively unaffected by the Nazi movement until 1944- however as the Nazis begin to deport the Jews out of the small ghettos to the concentration camps, the family is forced to leave Sighet. This is a story of Elie who struggles to hold on to his faith in God and his own life through the unbearable hardships he encounters.

The subject you often see in Night is the inhumanity towards other humans. As Elie gets deported to the concentration camp, he witnesses many cruel activities by Germans and even the Jew’s indifferences towards the other Jews around them. Instead of helping and comforting each other through the intolerable treatment by the Nazis, Jews turn against each other to protect only their own lives, because “…every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else….here, there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends. Every lives and dies for himself alone.”

Holocaust books makes you think about life and its true meanings. Learning about the “Final Solution” may be tough and difficult to think about; it is unbearable to think how many lives were lost during the short period of time, how the Nazis were able to precede the plan to exterminate all Jews in Europe. However we all know that Holocaust is something we have to face and learn about, in order to prevent the same events from happening again.

Thought the subject matter may be heavy to handle, this is a great book to read.

Hope you enjoy!

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