“There was no God in Auschwitz. There were such horrible conditions that God decided not to go there.” Linda Breder-Holocaust survivor. If, all of a sudden, the population of Rio de Janeiro vanished one day, people would take notice almost instantly. However, when six million Jewish people were killed in the concentration camps during WWII, people turned a blind eye, even when they were fully aware of what was happening. Elie Wiesel was among the people who disappeared into the night and was one of the lucky ones that survived. Ten years later, he wrote about his experience in his memoir Night. In the memoir, one of the main themes is faith, or lack thereof. When some of the prisoners lose their faith, they lose the will to live as well. For young Elie Wiesel, faith is the only thing he focused on. So when he loses his faith, he almost gives up but he manages to keep going without the aid of his God. In the beginning of the memoir Night, Wiesel talks about how strong he believed in his faith. He states “I believed profoundly” (1). Even at a young age all Wiesel focused on was his faith “In days gone by, Rosh Hashanah had dominated my life. I knew that my sins grieved the Almighty and so I pleaded for forgiveness. In those days, I fully believed that the salvation of the world depended on every one of my deeds, on every one of my prayers” ( ). Wiesel even wanted to study the Cabala at the age of twelve; his father however, wouldn’t allow it. Wiesel spent twelve years of his life building up his faith but it only took a year inside the concentration camps to tear it down. Even before he arrived at the camps, his faith started to wither away slowly “I looked at my house in which I had spent years seeking my God…Yet I felt sadness…. … middle of paper … …t was an absolutely horrible experience, Wiesel still took it as a learning opportunity. Because of this, Wiesel is now an enormous advocate for humanitarian causes and urges others to be as well. People often forget that while there may be humans in some places that does not mean there is humanity. While faith is still a part of Wiesel’s life today, he continues to look at it with a skeptical view. Due to the events that took place in those concentration camps, something that was whole in his life will never have all the pieces anymore. To survive a tragic event like the Holocaust without a support system to fall back on is a feat many people couldn’t do. Wiesel has thought and done things a single person shouldn’t be able to do, such as almost completely lose his faith but then go back to it. This is just one of the many things Wiesel was able to do and overcome.