The number given to Eliezer Wiesel in Auschwitz.
Moishe the Beadle
A wanderer in Sighet. Elie's spiritual mentor and teacher of Kabbalah.
Age of Elie at the begining of the story.
The year Sighet was taken over by the German Army and the ghettos were created.
Moishe Chaim Berkowitz
Warned the people of Sighet about the Facist party and anti-Semitism in Budapest.
Elie's eldest sister.
Elie's second oldest sister
Elie's younger sister. Seperated with their mother in Auschwitz, Birkenau.
The Wiesel's former maid, begged the family to take refuge in her village where she'd prepared a safe shelter.
Country where Sighet is located.
Screamed of fires in the cattle car on the way to Auschwitz.
An interrogation from an inmate
Elie and father told to change their ages by an inmate so as to avoid the creamatoria
Jewish prayer for the dead.
God, The Almighty, The Master of the Universe
Eliezer begins to question his faith and his god when he sees the torments of the concentration camps and the miseries that the Jewish people had to endure.
"Never shall I forget..."
An enormous chunk of parallelism about the atrocity of the creamatorium fires and the horror of the concentration camp. This can be found on page 34 and in the preface.
Shoes and Belts
Everything was confiscated by the SS except for their shoes and belts.
Arbeit Macht Frei
"Work makes you free" Auschwitz