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Wolf Night Ch. 6-9
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As the prisoners ran through the night, what orders were the SS guards under?
shoot anyone who could not sustain the pace
"Death enveloped me...it suffocated me" is an example of what literary device?
Although Elie felt that he could have easily given up and died, why did he run on?
his fathers presence
Given the situate and their physical condition, what was remarkable about their nights journey?
even though everyone was exhausted they still kept going
Why would he not let Elie sleep? What agreement did him and his father make?
because it was dangerous to fall asleep in snow; they agreed to take shifts while each person slept
Who was Rabbi Eliahu looking for?
Elie told the Rabbi that he had not seen his son, but later remembered that he had seen the boy. What else did Elie remember about the Rabbi's son?
that the son wanted to get rid of his father because he believed him to be weak
What did Elie do in response to the information about the Rabbi's son?
he prayed to God to give him strength to never do what Rabbi Eliahu's son had done
The seconds night march is different the first in what ways?
the prisoners were marching slower, their columns had no discipline, and there was no more gunshots from the guards
When the prisoners finally reached their destination in Gleiwitz, a new danger arose, what was it?
people were stampeding to get into the barracks and people were getting knocked over, then crushed/ suffocated to death
Who was Juliek? What happened to him?
he was a boy from Warsaw who played the violin in the Buna orchestra; he ended up playing the violin into the night but died before morning came
After three days at Gleiwitz, what happened to the prisoners?
they had selection and then were escorted onto a train to leave the camp
After the transport train stopped in the middle of a field, what orders were given?
throw out all of the dead
How did the prisoners respond to throw out the dead? How did Elie save his fathers life?
the prisoners were glad because it meant that they would have more room; he saved him by slapping and hitting him hard to wake him up
How long were they on the train traveling?
At one stop, a workman tossed in a piece of bread. What happened? How can you account for the prisoners actions?
there was a stampede of men each other for the bread; they were all starving and emaciated so they fought for just a little amount of food
What happened after the bread was thrown into the wagon?
a man got ahold of a piece and was eating it when his son attacked him and they both ended up dying
Why do you suppose Elie then tells the story about the woman throwing coins to the native?
because it shows what crazy thing people will do to get something they desperately need
Throughout the chapters, how does Elie view the average german civilian?
selfish because they take pleasure in watching people fight to death over small things that they have an abundance of
What scene did Elie witness between a father and a son on the train? At the end of this scene why do you think Elie tells us that he is 16?
he witnessed a man who had gotten a piece of the bread and was going to eat it, but his son attacked him and they both died;because that's a young age to witness something as horrible as that
During the last day of the journey, what happened?
a cold wind began to blow and everyone became depressed so all the wagons started crying and wailing at once
Of the 100 men who had gotten on the train with Elie, how many got out? What does the death of Meir Katz suggest?
12;even though people had made it that far, they couldn't continue because their strength was deteriorating, and they couldn't stand
Where did the remaining prisoners finally arrive?
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
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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