Night by Elie Wiesel-characters
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narrarator of night
Moshe the Beadle
Eliezer's teacher of Jewish mysticism,deported before the rest of the Sighet Jews but escapes and returns to tell the town what the Nazis are doing to the Jews
A Jewish Holocaust victim who gradually loses his faith in God as a result of his experiences in the concentration camp
A Jewish woman from Sighet who is deported in the same cattle car as Eliezer, taken for a madwoman when, every night, she screams that she sees furnaces in the distance. She proves to be a prophetess, however, as the trains soon arrive at the crematoria of Auschwitz.
A young musician whom Eliezer meets in Auschwitz, reappears late in the memoir, when Eliezer hears him playing the violin after the death march to Gleiwitz.
Tibi and Yosi
Zionists. Along with Eliezer, they make a plan to move to Palestine after the war, whom Eliezer becomes friendly in Buna
Dr. Josef Mengele
When he arrives at Auschwitz, Eliezer encounters him, the cruel doctor who presided over the selection of arrivals at Auschwitz/Birkenau. Known as the "Angel of Death,", words sentenced countless prisoners to death in the gas chambers. He also directed horrific experiments on human subjects at the camp.
Eliezer's Kapo (a prisoner conscripted by the Nazis to police other prisoners) at the electrical equipment warehouse in Buna. Despite the fact that they also faced the cruelty of the Nazis, many Kapos were as cruel to the prisoners as the Germans. During moments of insane rage he beats Eliezer
Eliezer's foreman at Buna, notices Eliezer's gold tooth and gets a dentist in the camp to pry it out with a rusty spoon
A devout Jewish prisoner whose son abandons him in one of many instances in Night of a son behaving cruelly toward his father. Eliezer prays that he will never behave as his son behaved
One of Eliezer's fellow prisoners, is trampled to death during the run to Gleiwitz.
Eliezer's father's friend from Buna. In the cattle car to Buchenwald, saves Eliezer's life from an unidentified assailant.
Eliezer's relative from Antwerp, Belgium, whom he and his father encounter in Auschwitz. Trying to bolster his spirit, Eliezer lies to him and tells him that his family is still alive and healthy.
Eliezer's oldest sister
Eliezer's middle sister.
Eliezer's youngest sister.