Many challenges may come up when trying to teach young adults about the inhumane and deplorable conditions that the Jews faced during the time of the Holocaust. Telling these young adults that approximately six million Jews were killed by the Nazi regime is something that may be very challenging to explain, and to make these young adults understand why something like this happened is the biggest challenge of all. Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust has committed his life to writing and teaching about the unimaginable acts that happened to his fellow Jews and also his family members. Elie Wiesel, being a survivor of the Holocaust, has the opportunity to tell the world about the experiences that he endured and to also do the best he can to make sure that something like the Holocaust would never happen again, which he surely has done. Out of the many writings that Elie Wiesel has written, his book Night is a work that can be seen as one to have accurate information pertaining to the Holocaust, have firsthand information of the Holocaust, and most of all, one that could be understood by the young adult. .
The Nobel Peace Prize of 1986 was given to author Elie Wiesel for being a strong spiritual leader and guide during a time that seemed, and was, full of hatred, violence, and racism. The Nazis deported Elie Wiesel, who was fifteen at the time, with his family to Auschwitz concentration camp. Wiesel never saw his mother or sister again, for they had perished as soon as they had arrived. While Elie Wiesel spent a significant amount of time with his father, his father had finally perished once they where moved to a place called Buchenwald. Elie Wiesel's darkest days came during the Holocaust, which came with unthinkable acts such as malnutrition, torture, but most of all seeing his fellow Jews and family members killed. Even though he was treated inhumanely he was able to so survive, also finding out later that his other two sisters had survived also.