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How did the new camp appear to Elie?
Dead and deserted
What was the purpose of the medical examinations?
To see who was in good health and to see who had gold teeth
After several days Elle and his father were assigned to a work detail. what were they to do?
They were to work in a warehouse sorting the electrical equipment
What potential problems were there in this job?
The job itself was easy and not dangerous, but the kapo, Idek, was subject to bouts of madness which caused him to act irrational and beat prisoners
Why was Elie called to the dentist?
He had a gold tooth
How did Elie avoid having his tooth pulled?
He told the dentist he was ill and the dentist told him to come back in a week
What finally happened to the dentist and why?
He was importance's because he was dealing the gold teeth and selling them for his own benefit
What happened to Elie one day at the factory?
Idek had one of his fits and beat up Elie
Who cleans the blood from Elle and soothed him with kind words? What was unusual about her?
A French woman
She spoke perfect German yet she was French
Elie tells of meeting this same woman many years later in Paris. What important question did he ask her and what did she reply?
He asked her if she's still Jewish
She said she was when she worked in the laborer factory but she had forged papers that she was an Aryan. She used this identity to save her life
What else did Idek do to the Wiesels? How did Elie respond?
He beat Ellie's father with an iron bar because he was too lazy (walking too slow)
Elie was not mad at Idek but mad at his father for not knowing to avoid Ideks's wrath
What did Franek the polish foreman, want from Elie? What was Elie's response?
His gold teeth
Elie refuses to give it to him and said to ask he would have to ask his father
How did the foreman get revenge on Elie and his father for refusing to give up the gold tooth?
He began to beat Elise's father everyday for not marching in step
How did Elle try to stop the beatings? Was he successful?
For two weeks he tired to teach his father to march in step but Franek continues to beat him
What did Elie finally do? What was the irony in all of this?
Elie finally gave him his tooth but Franek was then switched to another camp and Elie had given his tooth up for nothing
Why did Elie's unit have to go to the warehouse on a Sunday even though they were not required to work
Idek was fornicating with another girl
How did Idek punish Elle for spying on him?
He made him lay on a crate and whipped him 25 times
Why was a prisoner shot during an allied air raid on the prison camp?
He tried to steal soup that was left unattended
Why were the prisoners happy about the air raid even though they might've been killed by the bomb?
It signaled the beginning of then end of the war
One day the prisoners were told that super not be distributed until after roll call. Why was this?
The Nazis wanted the prisoners to witness the execution of the man accused of stealing during the air raid alert
What other public execution does Elie write about?
How a young man was hung and had "the face of a sad angel"
Why was this execution particularly cruel?
The bus did not weigh much enough for the rope to him him quicker therefore he suffered for math an a half an hour
During one of the preliminary "ceremonies" for a hanging, what does Juliek whisper to Elie? What does this suggest about life in the camp?
They are no longer moved by seeing death
They only care about themselves
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