Eli had served as a prisoner Auschwitz and other concentration camps.
Yet, Elie Wiesel did not go mad in the common sense of madness; and reading his writings, one realizes soon that he has a somehow extended understanding of madness.
He and his family were deported in Apriltogether with fifteen thousand other Jews from Sighet.
And yet, there are still good people and virtuous characters in literature and film that give hope for there being a truly good person. Going even further, he writes that the whole world might have gone mad and eventually he considers whether God may be mad, too. Some, like Spinoza, are God-intoxicated.
Night, written by Elie Wiesel, tells the terrifying experience in the concentration camps that many Jews were imprisoned in during World War II. Or, on the contrary, to touch the bottom of madness. Living through the horrifying experiences in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Elie sees his family, friends and fellow Jews starved, degraded, and murdered.
For him, most madmen are messengers of God who are closer to God and thus closer to the truth than anyone else. All quotes contain page numbers as well.
How is Menachem different?
In this place, there is no such thing as father, brother, friend.