Night is the memoir of a Hungarian Jewish teenager who was deported by Nazi's to the Aushwitz death camp during the Haulocaust in 1944. Elie Wiesel recalls the atrocities of the haulocaust with vivid symbolism. Throughout the course of the story, Weisel loses his faith in his God, and after he witnesses the half an hour long hanging of a young Jewish child, he almost completely stops believing in humanity. He brings to life the his transportation on cattle cars to other death camps, and how sometimes when the train he was on would stop to resupply in towns, workers would throw bread to the victims and watch Haulocaust victims fight to death over breadcrumbs for entertainment. Finally, he remembers how humans became "dry" and "shirveled up" after the life was sucked out of them by countless beatings, starvation, and the loss of loved ones. He claims when the victims of Aushwitz were forced to run over 50 miles nonstop to a second death camp, victims were shot for stopping to take a breath and how sons found no tears after their fathers passed from exhaustion, because there were, "no tears left to give".
Another one of the most important parts of Wiesel's memiors is of the slow deterioration of his father's health and eventually, his father's death. Elie recalls how a few weeks before the liberation of the victims by the Allied forces, his Father dies of disease, after being beaten by other prisoners for his rations. Wiesel recalls how just for a second, immediately after his father;s death, he felt the lifting of a wieght, and freedom from responsibility, followed by a severe, sharp feeling of guilt. Wiesel writes a touching memoir which serves as a message to future generations about the horrors of the Haulocaust in the eyes of a 15 year old boy.