Night by Elie Wiesel
What was my reaction to Elie Wiesel's book "Night" ? The only way I
can express my reaction is disbelief. I could not believe how much pain was
inflicted on the Jews. I could not believe how the world stood by as this
extermination happened. I especially could not believe how Elie Wiesel survived
to tell this tragic story.
I suppose I would have had to be a Jew during the time of the holocaust
to know what actually went on. From what I have read, I can say that I am glad
to have not even been alive during this time. It seemed horrible and unbearable.
The fact that Elie Wiesel survived through all this terror is beyond my
While reading the book I felt great pity on the Jews. I almost could
not bear to finish reading the it. It told of a side to the holocaust that I
never even knew existed. All the detailed descriptions of the beatings and
circumstances they went through was unbelievable.
This book was very informative. The way Wiesel remembered all the dates
and other important events amazed me. He captured the true horror of the
holocaust. Every page gave deeper and more horrifying details of this
extermination of the Jews. In my opinion, it could not have been written any
What was my reaction to this book ? Disbelief. I truly could not
understand this extermination unless I was there. It showed me a new degree of
inhumanity. Furthermore, even though I am not jewish, I have obtained a new
hatred toward the nazis due to this book.
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