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1: The book Night was such a well written tragedy in my opinion. Eliezer Wiesel, or Elie, spoke of his experience in the Holocaust. The things he described were grotesque and horrific, things that made you wonder if that really happened because it seemed too cruel and impossible. Elie, his father, his mother, and his sisters were made to leave their homes like the rest of the Jews by the German Nazis. They were then sent to concentration camps where some would be shot, some killed in gas chambers, and the rest put to grueling work with almost nothing to eat. Women and children were sent to the gas chambers as soon as they arrived at the concentration camps because they would be of no use to the Nazis. Unfortunately, that was the fate of Elie's mother and sisters . Elie then lost his father when he became too weak to continue on and Elie was then completely alone. A few days later, the prisoners in the concentration camps were released, including Elie by the American military. som | Plot Summary
2: \ | Eli Wiesel on the bottom with his mother and two sisters
3: The photo above shows Elie Wiesel walking out of the Buchenwald camp on April 27, 1945. He is the tall boy, the fourth from the front on the left side of the column of orphan boys
4: Eliezer Wiesel is the narrator and author of the book Night. He talks about his experiences in the Holocaust and how it robbed him of his faith to God. Shlomo is Eliezer's father who is present throughout the entire book until the end where he dies. In the beginning of the story, he was very respected by the entire Jewish community of Sighet. Moshe the Beadle is a poor Jew who was deported before the rest of the Jews but escapes and returns to tell his story but no one believes him. They think he is a lunatic. Juliek is a young musician who was about Elie's age. He was very passionate about the violin and held onto his until the very end when his death came upon him. Rabbi Eliahou is a devout Jew whose son abandons him but he continues to seek for his dear son. | Characters
5: Shlomo, Elie's father. These pictures were taken right before deportation | Eliezer Wiesel is about 15 years old in this picture
6: Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet in 1928 . He was one of the many Jews deported to German concentration and extermination camps. Elie's parents and little sister died but he and his two older sisters survived. They were some of the very few survivors of the Holocaust. Elie has taken his experience and turned it into a book to show everyone what the Nazis put the Jews through. | Author Biography
7: Elie Wiesel, present day.
8: The Major themes in Night are 1) The importance of family. Without his father, Elie probably wouldn't have survived. They cared for and looked out for each other until the end. 2) Silence If you are silent and never do anything to stop what is going on, even if it isn't towards you, things will only progressively get worse until they come after you too. 3) Elie's struggle to maintain faith in God Elie struggled greatly to continue believing in a Benevolent God because he believed that if there really was a god, he wouldn't have let what happened happen. | Major Themes
9: This picture was taken on April 16, 1945 five days after the liberation of the camp.
10: The quote I chose to analyze is when Eliezer states, "Never shall i forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live." I think the silence Elie is speaking of is when he was asking questions to God and none were answered. The silence after he asked his questions is what I think "Deprived him, for all eternity, of the desire to live." He then began to question if God really existed at all. | Quote Analysis
11: I believe a very critical event, possibly the most critical event in the story, was when Moshe the Beadle told the Jews in his town to run before it was too late. I believe this was a very critical event because so many Jews could have been saved if they had just fled when they had time. The Holocaust might not have been as bad as it was. | Critical Event