Elie Wiesel Reflection

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“I don’t want my past to become anyone else’s future.” This is a quote from Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor. During the Fall and Winter of 1944, Elie lived in a concentration camp with many other prisoners like himself. He witnessed many acts of cruelty, and wrote an autobiography, Night, a description of his experiences. Night describes Elie’s shocking and terrifying account of being in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Elie managed to survive the Holocaust, where six million Jews were killed. Every day was a life and death struggle for EIie. There were many chances when he could have given up, but he chose not to. Night took place during a very dark time in the world. It was happening during World War II, the deadliest war in the history of mankind. Sixty million people were killed which was 3% of the population at the time. Among them were over six million Jews just like Elie Wiesel. This is the past that Elie Wiesel never wants to happen again. If we …show more content…
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