Letter to a world Leader regearding the Suffering of the Jews according to the book Night by Elie Wiesel

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From the viewpoint of 16 year old Elie Wiesel, write a letter to a world leader. What might Elie accuse them of? What would he expect of them? What would he describe to them? How would he defend the people of his village and other Jews? What might he say about the Jews failure to defend themselves?

Respected Sir,

I am Elie Wiesel, a Jew, born in Romania in 1928. I wish to bring to your esteemed notice an account of the German Holocaust that consumed, with unparalleled male violence six million Jews and millions of innocent others and the perceptions of an inhumanity that was as painful as it was absolute.

We faced many problems within the Holocaust. Our identity was taken away from us and we were given numbers, 'In the afternoon we were made to line up. Three prisoners brought a table and some medical instruments.

With the left sleeve rolled up, each person passed in front of the table. The three 'veterans,' with needles in their hands, engraved a number on our arms. I became A-7713. After that I had no other name.' Yet we could do nothing. Losing our identity and being put in a place of demeanor like that is self-detrimental. Loaded into a wagon of 80 only built for a few, and being told if anyone was to show up missing, all of the people would be killed like "dogs". 'There are eighty of you in this wagon, added the German officer. If anyone is missing, you'll all be shot, like dogs...' Comparing a human being to an animal is outlandish. While riding from camp to camp seeing the crematory's flames bursting from the top of the buildings in the night skies, to moving multiple tons of stone during the day,