Tear Jerker / Night

  • Well, for starters, it's the Holocaust.
  • Eliezer's spiritual fight with God as to why He is letting this happen. "Where is God?"
    • "Here he is...he is here, dangling on the gallows."
  • "That night, the soup tasted of corpses."
  • Shlomo's death in a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from an SS officer.
    • Shlomo's last words were Eliezer's name.
  • You have to sympathize for Eliezer, considering he's doing everything in his will to keep his dad alive, even though he knows there could be dire consequences. It gets worse when Shlomo suffers dysentery.
  • The kid who fought his own dad to death for a bit of bread.
  • The Bittersweet Ending in which Eliezer survives, but stares into a mirror and discovers just how much the camps have dehumanized him.
    "From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me."
  • Wiesel also wrote a story about him calling out to Tzipora, his younger sister who presumably perished in the gas chambers with the mother. Wiesel recalls watching her play, her calling her big brother to come play with her, and the day she was seperated from him. Wiesel begs to play with Tzipora once more.
  • As of July 3, 2016 Elie Wiesel's death.