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Why is it essential for Elie Wiesels story to be told?

What effects does firsthand account of this atrocity have on its readers?

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Unlike the many who parished, Elie would have to have lived through his ordeal to tell his story.

The first person point of view lets us get to know Elie well. We see his pain, anguish, and physical hardship in a very intimate way. Much of his narrative works as a confessional to the reader.