Suffering During The Holocaust: A Literary Analysis

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Elie Wiesel once said, "On average there was up to 6,000 people in each camp during the Holocaust." In 1933 the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler came up with a "final solution" of getting rid of the Jews. They called it the Holocaust. Jews were primarily the ones being targeted. The Holocaust took place all over Europe from 1933 to 1945. Twelve years of horrific unforgettable tragedy. The first source is the autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel. The second source is the poem "First They Came for the Communists" by Martin Niemoller. These texts have made me realize how fortunate I am that I have not had to face suffering like the people who lived and died during the Holocaust and how important it is for us to remember the suffering that occurred to prevent this from happening in the future.
One might say that Elie had lost hope when he keeps running away from one camp to another. He ran twelve miles on a hurt leg in deep, cold, and wet snow. In the book Night, Elie often experiences hard times, but he also manages to have enough self control and drive to overcome them. On page 85, Wiesel says, "I kept repeating to myself: Don’t think, don’t stop, run!" This shows that Wiesel was not only having a hard time mentally but physically too. He just kept the thought of him running on his mind, so then he wouldn’t think about the pain or the situation as much. He
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They both talk about the suffering that took place during the Holocaust. They discuss how so many people did nothing to help while millions of people died. The message of standing up for others is strongly present in both of these. They are different because they are from different perspectives. Elie Wiesel was taken in the beginning because he was Jewish and spent a large amount of time in concentration camps. Martin Niemoller watched as the Holocaust took place and did not try to