How does Elie Wiesel's relationship with God change throughout the memoir?

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Elie Wiesel's relationship with God in Night is a fraught and difficult one. Though he believes in God steadfastly in the beginning, that belief begins to deteriorate until he not only lacks belief in the goodness of God but is also angry at the very idea of God.

Wiesel was a deeply religious man who believed in God and lived to reflect that belief. However, his faith is tested and all but destroyed during the Holocaust. His mother and sister are gassed to death. He and his father endure forced labor in the concentration camps. During his time there, he saw many terrible things happen to innocent people; these people had faith in God and it did not save them, which begins to erode Wiesel's belief.

People in the book ask where God is and why he doesn't intervene. At one point, looking at the corpse of a hanged child, he says that God is there, in the corpse, killed and dead.

Wiesel writes:

In days gone by, Rosh Hashanah had dominated my life. I knew that my sins grieved the Almighty and so I...

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