"Night" by Elie Wiesel
How camp life changed the prisoners...
As a person
Eliezer, who was more passive than aggressive, became more geared toward survival for the sake of his father.
"The night was gone. The morning star was shining in the sky. I too had become a completely different person. The student of the Talmud, the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames. There remained only a shape that looked like me. A dark flame had entered into my soul and devoured it."
― Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3
“One day when I was able to get up, I decided to look at myself in the mirror on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me.”
― Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 9
Many lost faith...
― Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 5
Relationships with other human beings
It was every man for himself...
"We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everything--death, fatigue, our natural needs. Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth."
- Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 6
“In the beginning there was faith - which is childish; trust - which is vain; and illusion - which is dangerous.”
― Elie Wiesel, Night
― Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 7