I read this book and found it to mostly be about religion, but I am wondering if I missed something and if any of the following oppression topics (Ageism, Racism, Sexism, Classism, Heterosexism, Ableism, Anti-Semitism) are covered in this book and if so, how?
1) Of those topics, if any are covered, how are they discussed?
2) Are there any connections between this book and current events? What are they?
3) Why is this a good book to recommend? Why do teachers want students to read it?
1) "Night" by Elie Wiesel has elements of Ageism, Racism, Sexism, Ableism and Antisemitism.
The entirety of the memoir is about the Nazi's Antisemitism. The whole point of the Holocaust and the Jews' discrimination by the Aryan German Nazis. The Jews were imprisoned, murdered, tortured, and forced to do hard labor all because they were Jews. Moshe the Beadle warned them early on, but he was ignored*. The entire memoir is about how evil can destroy a people, specifically that of Antisemitism.
*The treatment of Moshe the Beadle is an example of ageism. He is an older man, and the rest of the Jews ...
Oppression topics are featured.