Elie Wiesel

Spokesman for Remembrance


In 1944, a teenager named Elie Wiesel, arrived in Auschwitz concentration camp with his family. They were then separated and Elie never saw his younger sister or mother again. Elie survived in the concentration camps, but his parents and younger sister did not. Only him and his two older sisters were still alive. Elie later grew up to become an author and traveler. He has helped open up the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. and is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He has accomplished so many things in his lifetime and because of his and others efforts, the Holocaust will never be forgotten. This book is a biography that will take you through his childhood, his experience at Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Buna concentration camps, and his adulthood.
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The setting is mostly set in Sighet, Romania. Sighet was a heavily populated Jewish area because in 1640, Jews would settle there in order to escape persecution from other countries. Over the course of time, the setting changes from Poland to an area in Germany as well.


Man vs Society-The conflict is man vs. society because the Jews were being prosecuted by the world whether it be because of race or religion. The world didn't see eye to eye with the Jews and they hated the Jews for a number of ridiculous reasons. This was bigotry and because of that bigotry, over six million Jews died for nothing.


Man vs. self-Throughout Elie's experience in the concentration camps, he began to have a difficult time believing in God as a benevolent, omnipotent being and started to doubt and not have faith in his religion. He couldn't understand how God would allow so many innocent people to be slaughtered. Why God didn't intervene to save his "chosen people".