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Who is Moshe the Beadle?
The care taker of the synagogue.
Describe Elie Wiesel's father. What is his occupation?
Elie Wiesel's father is very protective, he owned a store.
Why was Moshe the Beadle important to Elie Wiesel?
Moshe became his cabbalist, or instructor in the mystical aspects of the Jewish faith.
Summarize the story Moshe the Beadle told on his return from being deported. Why did he say he had returned to Sighet?
Moshe was taken by the SS and then shot and left for dead, when he returned he told them the cruelty that the SS Nazis are committing. He told the town to leave and find safety but no one listened.
What was the public's reaction to Moshe's story?
They disregarded it and thought he was crazy
What was the setting and the year for the first section of the book? What was the world condition at the time?
At the beginning of the book they were in Sighet, Romania of 1941. The Nazi's were invading Poland, and France at the time to accomplish their goals of lebensraum.
What happened on the 7th day of Passover?
The Nazis arrested Jewish leaders of the community
What was the first step of the race toward death?
The ghettos and Stars of David on the clothing.
What did the soldiers take?
All of the gold and valuables.
What was the new Decree?
Every Jew had to wear a yellow star.
What was the set up in Sighet?
Two ghettos were created, one large in the center of town, one smaller one in the outskirts in some alleys
What was everyone's general opinion?
That its ok that the nazis are separating them, and that they're together as Jews.
What news did Elie's father get n the Saturday before Pentecost?
The ghetto was to be liquidated entirely and that transports were coming to take the Jews
On a Tuesday morning during the evacuation, Elie's father heard some good news. What was it?
Elie's family didn't have to leave yet.
How did Elie say that he felt about the Hungarian police? Why?
He didn't like them because they were just complying with whatever the Nazi's said instead doing their own countries protocol.
Who was Maria? What happened when she visited the Wiesel family (What did she ask)?
Maria is a good friend of the Wiesel family. When she visited them, she asked if the family wanted to stay with her for a while.
How were the Jews transported out of the Ghetto?
They were transported out by the SS and Hungarian police, cruelly.
What did the German officers take from those in the cattle car?
Gold and Valuables
What did the officer say would happen if anyone was found missing?
All of them would be shot like dogs
What did Madame Schachter see in her vision?
A terrible fire
How did the people in the train react to her vision? What did they do to her?
They at first felt bad for her, then they got annoyed and started beating her up till she stopped talking.
Where did the train stop?
When did Elie say he parted from his mother and Tzipora forever?
After be segregated from them, when men and women were split.
What did Elie say he saw on fire?
A bunch of burning babies
What did Elie say happened that seemed to never happen before?
What did Elie say he will never forget?
Seeing his father beat up
What did Elie and the other prisoners have to do when they got into the barracks?
What happened to those who were labeled and selected as sturdy individuals?
They were sent to the work camp to work
What happened to Elie? What did he say consumed him?
Elie changed from a happy faithful Jewish boy, into an angry non faithful boy.
How long had the process of being transported, stripped of clothes, and put in barracks taken?
What two choices were the prisoners given?
To work or to die
What happened that made Elie realize that he had changed so much?
What were the first human words spoken to Elie and the others?
Make sure to get some rest and, stay warm
How were the Jews identified?
Numbers on the wrist
Why was the prisoner in charge of Elie's block deprived of his office?
He was too nice
What was the name of the new camp?
What did Elie refuse to give up?
His gold tooth
Why did the Jews have to go to the dentist?
To get rid of their gold teeth
How did Elie save his gold crown from the dentist?
By saying he was sick
Why did Elie get angry at his father?
For not knowing how to march
Why did Elie lose his crown for nothing?
The man that took his crown was deported to aushwitz
Why was Elie whipped?
He saw the Blockaletest having sex
What happened to Buna?
It was bombed by a U.S bomber
Why was the child's hanging so much worse than all of the others?
He stayed alive and writing for 30 minutes
How did being in the camp affect Elie?
He lost faith in God
What was the fine New Years gift that the SS men gave to the prisoners?
2 rations of Bread
How were the Jews examined by Dr. Mengele?
He looked at them and then put them on a list to be exterminated.
What regulated the camp?
What did Elie's father give him when Elie's father was told to stay at camp and not work? What happened to his father?
A spoon, a fork, a knife, and a ration of bread. His father passed the second selection
Why was Elie in the Hospital?
He had a foot infection
What news did the Jews receive?
The camp would be liquidated and they would leave camp
What did Elie and his father decide to do?
Leave the infirmary
How did Elie say he felt while he was running?
His foot was burning like stepping on a hot spike every run
What does Elie hope to never do?
Forget about his father
When did they do with the dead bodies?
Left them in the snow
What did Juliet play?
What did the SS officers decide to do? How did Elie's father escape?
Run across the mad confusion of Jews to confiscate Elie? Elie's father ran into the non diseased line to escape death.
What came to the new camp? What were the Jews put in?
A train, half of a trailer car
Why did the train stop?
The jews were complaining about the cold
What did the gravediggers want to do to Elie's dad? Why?
They wanted to throw him off the train to die. Because he was taking up space.
How old was Elie when all this was happening?
What happened to Elie's father?
He died of dissentary.
What advice did the head of the block give Elie?
To let his dad die, and take his rations to feed himself
What were Elie's father's last words?
How did Elie feel after his father died?
Numb to the world, hatred
When were the Jews freed?
After the jews revolted when the Nazis were about to leave camp.
What did the Jews do as soon as they were liberated?
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