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What town does Elie and his family come from?
Moshe the Beadle was deported from Sighet because he was a:
What is the only reason Moshe survived?
To warn the others what was happening
Jewish prayer for the dead
Why was the hanging of the young pipal boy so emotional?
He looked like a sad angel and struggled as he didn't die right away because he was so light.
When Elie's father didn't know if he'd survive selection he gave Elie his inheritance which was a...
Spoon and Knife
What does Elie say stares back at him at the end of the novel?
A corpse (in his reflection he sees himself so starved, almost died of food poisoning after liberation, and feels dead)
What is the slogan for Auschwitz?
work is liberty/work sets you free
How are Elie's shoes not taken away from him at Buna?
He hides/covers them in the mud (thanks god for mud)
-The narrator of Night.
-A young man who is very devoted to his father.
-The Holocaust robs him of his faith in God.
Very well respected man by the community of Sighet and by his son.
Eliezer's Father (Chlomo)
-Jewish woman from Sight who was deported in the same cattle car as Eliezer
-Has visions of fires and furnaces
-People on cattle car believe she is a madwoman for all her screaming about these nightmares
-Seen as a prophet later on once they arrive at Auschwitz.
-Eliezer's teacher of mysticism
-Poor jew who is deported and comes home to warn them of what the Nazis are doing to the Jews
-People dismiss him and think he's crazy
Moshe the Beadle
A young musician who carries his violin on the march
A concentration camp captive who gives up on his faith in god and doesn't make it through the selection process.
-"Angel of Death"
-Notorious Nazi who was in charge of selection of arrivals at Auschwitz and Birkenau
-His words sent millions of Jews to death in the gas chambers
-Preformed horrific experiments on human subjects at the camps
-Elie's main Kapo at the electrical equipment warehouse in Buna
-During moments of insane rage he whips Eliezer 25 times.
-Elie's younger sister
-Dedicates book to her
-One of Eliezer's fellow prisoners
-Either shot or trampled during the evacuation to Gleiwitz (he just gave up)
Know how to identify foreshadowing, irony, allusion, and themes
Camp where Idek is the Kapo
-Elie and his father are badly beaten here
-Elie loses his golden crown, a child is hung, escape the death selection.
-Elie has surgery on his foot. While Elie recovers, the prisoners are evacuated to another camp (goes with them hospital is liberated days later)
-2nd camp they went to
-Elie and his father are tattoed. (This number replaces their names)
-They are becoming less and less human.
-Elie and his father are here three weeks.
Camp where Elie's father dies & where Elie is liberated from.
Camp that the prisoners were forced to run to in the snow.
-Stayed here 3 days
-1st camp they went to
-Separated from his mother and sister here
-Little children burned alive//They can only imagine what has happened to their family.
-Elie realizes that he will never forget the horrors of seeing little children burned alive.
-Elie's father undergoes physical abuse
-Place in Hungary where a lot of Jews live.
-Jews' believed that Nazi anti-Semitism would be limited to the capital city, Budapest, but the Germans soon move into Sighet.
-A series of increasingly oppressive measures are forced on the Jews—the community leaders are arrested, Jewish valuables are confiscated, and all Jews are forced to wear yellow stars. Eventually, the Jews are confined to small ghettos, crowded together into narrow streets behind barbed-wire fences.
Describe the themes of cruelty and inhumanity in Night?
Elie has a painful experience with Nazi persecution (stripped of identity, beaten, starved), but also from the cruelty he sees fellow prisoners inflict on each other. Eliezer also becomes aware of the cruelty of which he himself is capable. Everything he experiences in the war shows him how horribly people can treat one another—a revelation that troubles him deeply.
Each time the prisoners traveled from camp to camp, they were packed into cattle cars. Describe the conditions...
Inside the cars because they were overcrowded meant they were uncomfortable and overheated with body heat. There was no private toilets and so people began to lose their sense of societal decorum. Eighty people were packed into each car which made changing positions difficult and that the small food and water rations they were given ran out far too soon. (by the end of the novel they were so starved that many more people could fit in the cars)
It is very important to Elie to stay with his father in Auschwitz, describe the father son bond displayed throughout the novel.
Elie and his father fight to protect one another during this time of hardship. They stick together throughout the different camps. After seeing a son abandon his father and another kill his over food, Eliezer is reminded of his love and duty to his own father.
What is the irony in the choice of evacuating vs. staying in the hospital?
Eliezer leaves the hospital and he and his father chose to be evacuated with the others. However this was an ironic decision, because the hospital was "... liberated by the Russians, two days after the evacuation."
Describe Elie's feelings after his father dies...
He feels guilty for gaining a feeling of relief because he no longer has to care for his father. He can finally worry about and take care of himself.
Who is Moshe the Beadle?
Moshe taught Elie more about his faith. He was deported because he was a foreign Jew and he came back to warn people of what was to come but nobody believed him.