Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, says that the travelers left their illusions behind once they got out of the train in Auschwitz. They had to leave all their belongings before going anywhere. The author claims the illusions were left behind next to the things they had to give up.
Elie Wiesel’s book Night aims at reproducing the events that were happening to the author’s family during the Second World War. In the beginning, his whole family managed to survive without being extradited to the concentration camps. However, during the final Nazi raid, Wiesels had to leave their home and get on the train with an unknown destination. At first, the passengers did not try to guess the direction of their journey. Yet, everyone realized what was happening.
Elie Wiesel’s father, Shlomo Wiesel, drew the travelers’ attention by repeating phrases about fire visible from the windows. However, no one seemed to believe him, so few people paid attention to the man’s warning. Once the passengers got off the train, they had to get rid of all their belongings.
At this point, everyone understood that it was the last time they were able to see their things. It was their destiny to go to a place of no return. Once they arrived, the travelers were able to see the flaming pits and the dump truck full of babies. They realized that the same destiny was waiting for them, destroying all their illusions at once.