Night Memoir Project
By: Justice Buford
Overview of the War
Summary of Memoir
1. "Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never." (Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3). In this part of the quote, Elie felt as if everything had been taken away from him including his faith in God and his dreams. He tried to understand why God is doing this to them and even tried to separate himself from God, but he soon realized that God is his only way out and that God would be the only one to help them through this tough time.
2. "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live." (Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3). At this moment, he finally understood that the Nazis were getting rid of the Jews that did not reach Hitlers requirements and he now understood how horrific his new life would be. Elie realized how awful these crimes are and figured out that this is an act of terrorism against his people. He also realized that he needed to grow up into a man if he wanted to survive. He knew he needed to stay calm and not do anything to get their family killed.