In 1944 Wiesel, his family and their fellow Jews were taken from their homes to begin a journey so terrifying beyond comprehension, a disturbing journey that would cause Wiesel to question the God he worked so hard to become closer to. From the Ghetto’s that were created by the Germans to the arrival of the transports to take them to their first destination, Auschwitz. Wiesel and his father were separated fro...
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...reaking with each turn of the page. My heart will forever have an ache for the innocent lives lost and the battles that shouldn’t have been necessary to fight. A quote from the novel will forever be instilled in my mind, “NEVER SHALL I FORGET that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never” (p34). Never will I forget Wiesel’s bravery and never will I forget that the Holocaust existed.
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