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Eliezer, is a Talmudic profound religious boy, born in Sighet, Transylvania on September 30th, 1928. He lived with a loving family consisting of three sisters named Hilda, Beatrice, Tzipora and his parents. Eliezer was a committed Jew, and had strong faith in his God, who had studied the revelations and Jewish mysticism of Kabbalah ( the language of receiving fulfillment in life). He was guided into the world of eternity by a foreign Jew named Moishe the Beadle, who had worked at the Hasidic synagogue in Sighet. As days and weeks had gone by, Eliezer experienced a traumatic life where he was encountered by numerous obstacles that had changed his life forever, and his God was murdered right before his eyes. His journey took place from his home, to the ghettos, deportation, selections, through the death march, and into the concentration camps which were encircled by barbed wires. Everyone was suffocating from fear and persecution, and had struggled to survive. Faith in God had been lost.

World war 2 had taken action on 1939 till 1945, when the Germans sent out Nazi troops to imprison Jews, or any other individuals or communities they reviled on. The Jewish victims where taken into cattle cars for deportation and were tormented days and nights. Families and individuals were left hungry and thirsty, the heat in the cars were intense, no air to inhale, and no room to take a seat. On the way to Auschwitz Birkenau, a slogan read, "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Pg 40) an ironic sign that meant "Work (labour) makes you free". The slogan was inscribed at each main entrance of a Nazi concentration camp. More than Six million mass murders between women, men, and children took place where each person the Germans despised on, were executed and exterminated. The victims of the Holocaust were forced to wear the yellow star of Davids badge, which had symbolized Nazi discrimination. Eliezer was segregated from his mother and his younger sister Tzipora, meanwhile Eliezer was hand to hand with his beloved father Chlomo at all times. "Men to the left! Women to the right!"(Pg 29) the SS guards had demanded. "Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion" (Pg 29) said Elie wiesel. The round up and division of Eliezers family during the selection process, left Elie miserable and inadequate. Along with the fellow sacrificers, Eliezer's mother Sarah, and his younger sister Tzipora were cremated in the ovens of Auschwitz and thrown into gas chambers, then sent to the crematoriums. There was a women by the name of Mrs. Schachter, and similar to Elie wiesel her separation from her family had shattered her. The words "Fire! I see a fire! I see a fire!" (Pg 24) ran through her mouth each time. She had completely lost her mind and sense during the journey to Auschwitz, and had screamed hysterically and repeatedly about a flaming furnace that she had spotted in the distances. Young toddlers where tossed

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