The Holocaust was a catastrophic, cataclysmic event in history that took place.
over 55 years ago, but why is it still so important to us today? One of the many.
reasons it is still widely discussed today, is because of the many rights it.
violated for the Jews as human beings. The main goal of the holocaust was for.
Nazis to try and kill every Jewish person alive in Europe. Many Nazi leaders.
tried their hardest do to this, and went unpunished for their actions. All of.
this tradgedy and calamity started when Adolf Hitler came into power.
Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich came to power in 1938, the Jews in Europe.
knew they were in trouble. Hitler blamed them for Germany's rapid fall as a.
world power and he made sure they were to be punished for their supposedly wrong.
doings. Elie Wiesel's novel Night, is about his own.
family's struggle to survive the terrifying years of the early.
1940's. Wiesel exists in a minority of Jews who lived to share his.
unfortunate and disturbing experiences. Elie, his three siblings, and parents.
were from Sighet, Transylvania. Most of the townspeople believed that living.
in Sighet put them far out of Hitler's reach, but they eventually were forced.
to face the harsh reality near the end of the war. This came as a surprise to.
them because the Jews had been following the path of the war.
closely by listening to the radio. The Jews of Sighet began to question.
themselves and ask is it possible for one man and his Fascist party to wipe out.
an entire race of people. Although Elie 217;s family was financially stable, their ownership of the family store made them more visible to the Nazi's, and therefore put them in great danger.
Elie pleaded with his father to sell the family business and liquidate it so.
they could move far off to a place where Hitler could not get to them. He.
feared that the Fascist party was coming to wipe out the town of Sighet and.
that his family would lose everything that they dreamed of and worked for.