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Night chapter 8-9
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After they arrived, the prisoners were supposed to shower. What did Elie's father want to do?
he wanted to just sit down in the snow and die right there because he couldn't continue
why did elie shout at his father
he tried to stop his father from giving up
What finally forced the prisoners inside?
the sirens that notified them to go to their blocks for sleep
The next day when Elie went in search of his father, what was his fleeting hope, that he was soon ashamed of later?
that he wouldn't find his father so he could be relieved of the responsibility of having to take car of his father so he could use all of his strength on himself; he was ashamed because he didn't want to end up like the Rabbi's son
What is Elie's father's condition and spirit at Buchenwald? What is dysentary? What did the other inmates of to his father?
his condition is getting worse every day and his spirit is dwindling because he knows the end is near; dysentery is a disease where it upsets your stomach; the other inmates beat him and took his food
What advice did the head of the block give Elie? What did he think of the advice and did he follow it?
he told him to stop giving his food to his father because he couldn't help him anymore; Elie listened to him right away but then felt guilty and brought his father more to eat
After lying ill for over a week, what finally happened to Elie's father?
he died during the night
How long was Elie's stay at Buchenwald? What were his thoughts during this time?
mid January to April 11; his thoughts were focused mainly on food
How did the prisoners know that the end of the war was near?
they knew because the SS were beginning to show up late to things and that was very rare
What did the prisoners think was going to happen to them? What did the Germans actually decide to do with the prisoners?
They thought Hitler was going to keep his promise and kill all the Jews; they decided to evacuate them
Before all the prisoners could be evacuated, though, what two major events happened?
the resistance was fighting the Germans and the Germans left; the resistance was in charge of the camp
What did the prisoners do once they were freed? What comments did Wiesel make about the prisoners' actions after liberation?
they threw themselves on the provisions of food; they didn't think of revenge
What happened to Elie after liberation?
he got sick from the food and spent 2 weeks in the hospital
What does the last line of this book suggest?
that Elie was haunted by how he looked
Why do you suppose that Wiesel always refers to his persecutors as Germans or S.S., but never Nazis?
I think he did this because he knew they were different because he experienced everything first hand
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