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The testimonies written by the survivors of the holocaust as well as those of the Argentinean genocide, tell about the horrors they both experienced and witnessed. Sometimes they were writers before being kidnapped but many times they began writing after being liberated as a way to relieve themselves from the pain they had endured.

Never shall I forget that night, that first night in the camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget the smoke. Never shall I forget the faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned intro wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.

Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.

Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget those things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.

From the book "Night" by Ellie Wiesel

ELIE WIESEL was a writer and a Novel Peace Price. When he was liberated in l945 he decided to wait at least ten years before beginning to write about what he went through when he was sent to a concentration camp at the age of almost fifteen years old.
His book "Night" influenced survivors of the holocaust to confront their past and start talking about it.