Elie Wiesel, or Eliezer which is his formal name, was born on September 30, 1928. The name comes from his grandfather who was killed in World War I. He was born in Sighet, Romania. His parents, Shlomo and Sarah (Feig) Wiesel were also natives of his birthplace. The two married out of love although most couples were arranged instead of choosing who to marry. His father was a grocer and a leader of his community while his mother stayed at home to take care of the children. Elie Wiesel had three sisters. The two older sisters were Hilda and Beatrice while the youngest of his sisters was Tsipora. Tsipora’s real name was “Judith” but Romanian authorities would not allow certain Jewish names to be listed on birth certificates (Bayer 9). Wiesel married Marion Wiesel in 1969 and had one child. Elie Wiesel was a kid unlike most. He was a bookworm who chose to read over playing sports and other activities. When he was three he began attending a Jewish school where he learned Hebrew and of the Bible. But other kids at school resented him and caused Elie Wiesel to not want to go to school. However, Wiesel found joy in his religion. Because his father worked six days out of the week, Elie Wiesel did not get to spend much time him except for Shabbat. He came to like Sabbath very much and practiced all of the rituals. He continued to study Jewish religion until the Holocaust interrupted...
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...der envision the horrors a person who was in the Holocaust would see. He also used the characters to create imagery. By using his own family the reader can feel what it would be like to lose family members to the Nazis. This builds hatred toward the Nazi Germans. The book Night takes place at the height of the Holocaust in Auschwitz in 1944.
Elie Wiesel has much to be admired about him. The simple fact that he was able to survive the Holocaust and tell the stories from his perspective is enough to be well respected by the world. His famous book, Night, tells his own experience during the Holocaust. His life, role of a writer, other occupations, and style of writing makes him different from many authors. He is not only a great writer, but an amazing person that the world is able to learn from to never forget the tragic event that the Jewish had to persevere through.
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