The Dreadful ‘Night’

By Nakya Mesa – Diaz

The book “Night,” by Elie Wiesel, is able to transmit a powerful, unforgettable, and honest firsthand account of WWII. At a young age, of fifteen, the Jewish teenager was captured from his home along with his father, sister, and mother by the Nazi soldiers.

Without knowing their destination they were sent to one of the most dreadful condensation camps, Birkenau. At his arrival he faced a series of hardships such as the separation of his family, the horrible slave-labor conditions, and the severe malnourished.
In my personally opinion I believe Night is one the shortest, yet well written books of all time. The book Night provides an intense and intimating disgusted tone; as he takes us into an important part of history with his first person point of view he effectively transmits an understanding of what Holocaust victims experienced in the excruciating concentration camps. The description and detailed imagery bring a variety of mental clips that contain misery, suffering, and brutality.
This memoir allowed me to reflect on how a great amount of power can cause such cruelty to the innocent human spirit. Over all “Night” represents one of mankind’s most inhumane hours, gives one a realistic vision of what mankind is capable. I would defiantly recommend and reread this book as many times needed.

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