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Father and God (the Father) in Wiesel’s Night as Response to the Holocaust

Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa 3498838, Israel
Humanities 2021, 10(1), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010057
Received: 20 January 2021 / Revised: 14 March 2021 / Accepted: 17 March 2021 / Published: 22 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Literary Response to the Holocaust)
The proposed paper will begin by looking at the father–son relationship in Elie Wiesel’s Night. I will then briefly note the father–child relationship between God and Israel in the prophets of the Hebrew Bible. I will link the two challenges evident in Wiesel’s Night and in his continuing thought after the Shoah—the loss of family and the loss of God, his faith and/or his understanding of God—and note how these affect one another. After further assessing Wiesel’s father imagery in Night, I will note how Wiesel’s story, eventually making its way into the current version of Night, played a critical role in affecting the thought of Christian leaders and post-Holocaust Jewish–Christian reconciliation efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: Holocaust; Shoah; post-Holocaust; Elie Wiesel; Night; religiosity; Jewish–Christian relations; father–son Holocaust; Shoah; post-Holocaust; Elie Wiesel; Night; religiosity; Jewish–Christian relations; father–son
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Quigley, S. Father and God (the Father) in Wiesel’s Night as Response to the Holocaust. Humanities 2021, 10, 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010057

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Quigley S. Father and God (the Father) in Wiesel’s Night as Response to the Holocaust. Humanities. 2021; 10(1):57. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010057

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Quigley, Shannon. 2021. "Father and God (the Father) in Wiesel’s Night as Response to the Holocaust" Humanities 10, no. 1: 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10010057

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