November 30, 2008
In 1928, on the border of Hungary and Romania, a Jewish family celebrated the birth of a son. God had blessed them. On the eighth day he was circumcised to show his participation in the covenant God had started with Abraham.
While this boy, Elie Wiesel, was still growing up, World War 2 began. Nazi Germany began moving across Europe sucking nation after nation into its dominating war machine which pretended to be Christian. In 1944, the German authorities put all of the Jews in Elie's home town into a ghetto and later into Auschwitz, a “concentration” camp.
In Auschwitz, Elie and his father endured near starvation, hard work, torture, and watching the death and execution of thousands of others. Elie and two of his sisters survived, but his father, mother, and younger sister all died at Auschwitz.
In his famous book, Night, Elie Wiesel tells of his experiences in a work camp connected to Auschwitz. ...
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