“Oh God, Master of the Universe, in your infinite compassion, have mercy on us…” (20) 

When I read this quote it immediately caught my eye. I believe the theme of this quote is faith…faith in yourself, in others, and in God. Elie Wiesel talks about his strong belief and dedication to the Judaism faith, and how he dreams of being a Kabbalist, he also talks about the  stuff he learns from spending time with Moishe the Beadle, and how his faith grows stronger every day that he studies. When Moishe returns after being deported by the Hungarian police he tries to warn the town, to try to convince them to leave before it’s too late, but they wouldn’t listen to him. Instead, the townspeople have faith in the American army. Then the German soldiers come to Sighet and the people begin to have faith in them, hoping that they are good people, just watching the area. Then the ghettos are created and faith is put onto Mr.Wiesel since he has connections to Hungarian police and has a well-respected status. When nothing gets better, faith is put back on God.  This quote gives me sort of a warm feeling only because they are thanking God when they get to the small ghettos, but then I also get the chills because they don’t know what will happen next. Then the deportations begin, and faith begins to go away…

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