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night chapters 6 and 7
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Although Elie felt that he could have easily given up and died, why did he run on?
He ran for his father's sake. "What would he do without me?" he asked.
Given the situation and their physical condition, what was remarkable about their
They covered forty-two miles in one day.
Some time later, Elie was awakened by his father. Why would he not let Elie sleep?
He was afraid that if Elie really slept in the snow, he would never wake up.
What agreement did Elie and his father reach?
Elie and his father agreed that they would watch out for each other and not let the other fall asleep.
Who was Rabbi Eliahou looking for?
The Rabbi was trying to find his son who had been with him in the camps for three years.
Elie told the Rabbi that he had not seen his son, but later remembered that he had
indeed seen the boy. What else did Elie remember about the Rabbi's son?
The son had seen his father slowing down and falling to the rear of the column of prisoners, but the son continued to run. Elie realized that the Rabbi's son had wanted to get rid of his father
What did Elie do in response?
He prayed for the strength never to abandon his own father.
The second night's march is different from the first in what ways?
Discipline was not enforced, and the guards no longer shot the slower prisoners.
When the prisoners finally reached their destination of Gleiwitz, a new danger arose.
What was it?
The men were in danger of being crushed to death or smothered by the bodies of the dead, the dying, and the still living.
Who was the boy underneath Elie?
It was Juliek, a Polish boy who played the violin.
After three days, what happened?
The prisoners were driven out of their barracks and marched to a railroad line to await the arrival of a train.
How did some of the prisoners try to distance themselves from the grim reality of their
Some separated themselves through music, some with religion, and some by refusing to think about it.
After the transport train stopped in the middle of a field, what orders were given?
The prisoners were ordered to throw out all the dead.
How did the prisoners respond? How did Elie save his father's life?
They were glad to throw out the corpses since it meant more room for the living and more clothes because the bodies were stripped naked.
Two men, thinking that the old man was dead, were going to throw the father off the train, but Elie revived him.
How long did they travel?
For ten days and nights they traveled in the open cattle cars. During this time the prisoners were not fed.
At one stop, a workman tossed in a piece of bread. What happened? How can you
account for the prisoner's actions?
The prisoners began to fight with each other for the scrap of food.
They were crazed with hunger; rational behavior seemed beyond the reach of most, but Elie and his father still seemed to be able to weigh risks and rewards.
Why do you suppose Elie then tells the story about the woman throwing coins to the
He is making it clear that the actions of the workman were not acts of charity.
Throughout this chapter, how does Elie view the average German civilian?
He has told us several times that German civilians observed the inmates, but were not surprised or horrified by what they saw. German workmen enjoyed the spectacle. One infers that Wiesel considers them as guilty of this horror as any of the S.S.
What scene did Elie witness? At the end of this scene why do you suppose Elie tells us
that he was fifteen?
A son beat his father to death for a scrap of bread. Then the son was beaten by others. The corpses of the father and son lay next to Elie. It is a horrific scene to be witnessed at any age, but at fifteen, it is going to stay with him a long, long time.
During the last day of their journey, what happened?
A bitterly cold wind arose, and it continued to snow. The men knew that they could not hold out much longer and began wailing, groaning, and crying.
Of the 100 men who had gotten on the train with Elie, how many got out? What does
the death of Meir Kayz suggest?
the death of Meir Kayz suggest?
Where did the remaining prisoners finally arrived?
They were now in Buchenwald, another concentration camp located in Germany.
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