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Night by elie wiesel

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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