Night by elie wiesel quotes about night
Night Quotes by Elie Wiesel
The Quote of Night
Words Wednesday: Elie Wiesel
Night , by Elie Wiesel, is a work of Holocaust literature, with a decidedly autobiographical slant. Wiesel based the book—at least in part—on his own experiences during World War II. Through just a brief pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and the author won the Nobel Prize in The quotes below show the searing nature of the novel, as Wiesel tries to make sense of one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history. Wiesel's journey into Hell began with a yellow star, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear. The star was, often, a mark of death, as the Germans used it to identify Jews and send them to concentration camps.
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For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and of course, its consequences. The quote demonstrates that, for Wiesel, silence over history is acceptance of that history. Having been condemned to silence in the concentration camps, Wiesel has an opportunity to preserve lives in his memory and in his writing. Wiesel suggests in this quote that memory is the only thing that truly makes us immortal: it is who remembers, and how they do so, which will keep society involved in collectively acknowledging the past. Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, which has turned into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. This quote is a direct reference to imagery from the Bible and the Talmud.