Night: Did God Really Die
HOLOCAUST. What comes to mind War, blood, pain, etc. Is this enough to loose faith in God. Some may say no and others may disagree. The truth is that one can?t really know unless he/she experiences the atrocious nazi camps that existed. Elie Wiesel is one survivor of the nazi camps. He lived to tell us about his inspirational story. When the camps were liberated in 1945, Wiesel was sent to a French orphanage (Elie 2). Elie Wiesel made a vow of silence and eventually Francois Mauriac influenced Wiesel to write of his experience in the concentration camps (2). His book, Night was published in 1958 ( Elie 1 ?Timeline?).Elie was a religious boy before he was deported to Auschwitz. His life revolved around family, religious study, community and God (Elie 1). In the beginning of Night, Elie is approached by a man who was known as Beadle.
?Why do you weep when you pray? he asked me as though he had known me for a long time. ? I don?t know why,? I answered greatly di-
sturbed. The question had never entered my head. I wept because- because
of something inside me that felt the need for tears. That
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