Before any trauma of the holocaust occurred, Elie’s relationship with God was strong and his faith was unbreakable. He was devoted to his Orthodox Jewish heritage. He followed all prayers and practices of his religion and even studied the mystical Jewish secrets called Kabbalah during his free time at night.


Why did I breathe?” His belief in an omnipotent, benevolent God is unconditional, and he cannot imagine living without faith in a divine power. But this faith is shaken by his experience during the Holocaust. … In other words, Eliezer has grown up believing that everything on Earth reflects God’s holiness and power.


Eliezer Wiesel loses his faith in god, family and humanity through the experiences he has from the Nazi concentration camp. Eliezer loses faith in god. He struggles physically and mentally for life and no longer believes there is a god