The Suffering of Millions

Organized and Created By Dreydan Cianci

Background

Night is a novel by Mr. Elie Wiesel that was published in 1956. Night is a novel about Mr. Wiesel's experiences as a Jewish teenage in Nazi Germany. The book shows the struggle to survive, the deaths of many innocent people, and how the world and millions of people's lives were affected by the Holocaust.

The Hanging

“But the third rope was still moving; being so light, the child was still alive… For more than half an hour he stayed there, struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him full in the face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still red, his eyes were not yet glazed” (Wiesel, 47).

The Separation

“She was about fifty; her ten-year-old son was with her, crouched in a corner. Her husband and two eldest sons had been deported with the first transport by mistake. The separation had completely broken her” (Wiesel, 18).

Starvation Makes People Do Horrible Things

“The old man again whispered something, let out a rattle, and died amid the general indifference. His son searched him, took the bread, and began to devour it. He was not able to get very far. Two men had seen and hurled themselves upon him. Others joined in. When they withdrew, next to me were two corpses, side by side, the father and the son” (Wiesel, 74).

The Result of The Concentration Camps

"When the selection came, he was condemned in advance, offering his own neck to the executioner” (Wiesel, 57).

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