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Never Forget the Crimes

Hannah M., McDonough, GA By Nannette_25, McDonough, GA

In the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel recalls details from the horror he, his family, and other Jews endured during the Holocaust. From the first chapter, the Germans have already begun to constrain the Jews. The Jews find themselves with a variety of restrictions from wearing a yellow star to being unable to visit restaurants and cafes. Soon, ghettos are formed and the simple restrictions become less bearable. Over time, the Jews worst fears are finally brought to life; they are transported to concentration camps. During the course of the rest of the novel, Wiesel recounts the gruesome details of the genocide to achieve his purpose. Through the creation of Night, Wiesel provides a witness to the crime so as to prevent the enemy from victory; however, in today’s world, we forget these memories and become accomplices.

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