Elie Wiesel Research Paper

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“Helene Melanie Lebel was born in Vienna, Australia on September 15, 1911. In 1933, she showed signs of a mental illness. By 1934, her conditions became worse. Two years later she was moved to Germany. Her family was led to believe she would be released from the hospital soon. Helene was transferred to a converted prison in Brandenburg, Germany. She was undressed, examined, and gassed in a shower room” (www.ushmm.org) (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum). Literature helps us understand what the victims and survivors went through. It also helps us understand how much it impacted human lives. The Holocaust was a horrific event in world's history. To forget about it, is to insult the victims even more than they already were. We remember the Holocaust to help prevent genocide from happening again.
Indifference is the lack of interest in something or losing an interest in something. “Indifference then, it not only a sin, it's a punishment.” (Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference speech). To be indifferent to the crimes happening to groups of people around the world is not only wrong, it tells those groups that no one values them. “Society was categorized into three groups, killers, victims,
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Night’s Author, Elie Wiesel is telling his experience of the Holocaust. Other great books are All but my life, A lucky child, and the Diary of Anne Frank. Another place to get more knowledge about the Holocaust is the Holocaust museum located in Washington DC. They also have an online website too called www.ushmm.org. You can look at documentaries and old videos. One last way to get more knowledge is reading articles and speeches. Some examples of a speeches are Elie Wiesel's Acceptance speech and Elie Wiesel's Peril of Indifference speech which I used earlier on in my speech. We use ways like these to remember the Holocaust because it gives us more knowledge to make sure the past doesn’t repeat