“Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my god and turned my dreams to dust”, explained Elie Wiesel in his memoir Night. Elie is one of the few Holocaust survivors. In Night he writes about his experiences in the concentration camps and how it affected his relationship with his God and his once strong belief in Judaism. Elie strays from the Jewish faith because of the loss of faith of people around him, him questioning his own faith and the horrible things he saw when he stayed at the concentration camps.
One of the causes of Elie losing his faith was due to the fact that the people around him were losing there faith as well. While Elie was in the hospital after his foot surgery a man in the hospital be next to him explains, “ Iv got more faith in Hitler than in anyone else . He is the only one who kept his promises”. This affected Elie’s belief in his faith and his trust in his god, it made Elie question his god. The second example of Elie losing his faith is when he arrived at Auschwitz. Elie and his father were directed to the left. A prisoner then tells them that they are on their way to the crematory. Elie’s father prays while Elie questions his God, “why should I bless His name? The Eternal, lord of the Universe, the All-Powerful and Terrible, was silent. What had I to thank Him for?
This showes elies loss of faith.