Night is the story of not Elie Wiesel himself, but by the persona Elizer. Elizer is the representation of Wiesel. Elizer and his Jewish family are sent to Birkenau, a Nazi concentration camp. Here he is separated from his mother and sisters and is selected to preform physical labor with his father. Elizer witness the growing horrors of the concentration camp and the changing of humanity around him. The prisoners are becoming just as cruel as their captors towards each other. He begins to lose his faith with the passing terrors that he experiences which continue until the concentration camp is liberated by the American Army.
What I learned from this memoir when I read it was how ones faith can be pushed to its limits and that faith in humanity can be demolished by the cruelty of others.