The first selection occurs. Despairing, Elie grows morose during Rosh Hashanah services. He is savagely beaten by the kapo, Idek and is consoled by a French worker, whom he meets years after the war.
Eliezer's only focus is to eat and stay alive. The Hungarians keep the Jews standing in the street for hours under the sun, for roll call after roll call, while the Jewish police discreetly try to bring water to the people.
He gives his spoon and knife to his son.
Never shall I forget that smoke. Upon their arrival at Buchenwald, Eliezer's father is unable to move. One officer stays in a house across the street from Eliezer's. Full study guide for this title currently under development.
They expect hardship in wartime, but hope that the situation is temporary. The Jews spend twenty-four hours there.
Active Themes Things begin to change inalthough the Jews in Sighet still doubt that Hitler wants to exterminate them. He is savagely beaten by the kapo, Idek and is consoled by a French worker, whom he meets years after the war.
As the train arrives at Birkenau, they see smoke rising from chimnies and are inundated with the horrific smell of burning flesh. Elie and his father Chlomo lie about their ages and depart with other hardy men to Auschwitz, a concentration camp.
The prisoners are forced to run 42 miles in one night during a blizzard. The villagers' lack of urgency suggests how difficult it was for many people to believe that Hitler could and would actually carry out his stated desire to eliminate the Jews of Europe.
The Jews spend twenty-four hours there. At a makeshift barracks, survivors pile together. Idek whips him mercilessly and warns him that one word of what he saw will result in more severe punishment. The men are then marched into Auschwitz, and have their prison numbers tattooed on their arms.
He recovers, looks in a mirror, and is shocked by his appearance. Instead they are going to be sent to the smaller ghetto.
The Americans arrive and the camp is liberated. He and his family are warned several times to flee, yet they and the town find the truth impossible. Instead they are going to be sent to the smaller ghetto. Eliezer is only concerned with food during his remaining months at Buchenwald.
Wiesel emphasizes the human failure to comprehend just how evil humans can be. A prisoner crawls to them and is shot right before eating some.
Sadistic guards and trustees exact capricious punishments. The deportees travel in intolerable conditions for several days in a train formed of cattle cars. In wooden bunks, Elie tries to nurse his father back to health.
Only Eliezer, Chlomo, and another ten prisoners out of the original hundred in their train car remain alive. The Hungarian police order them to run and Eliezer begins to hate them. The prisoners are taken at night through a snowstorm to Gleiwitz camp.Night study guide contains a biography of Elie Wiesel, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
About Night Night Summary. Eliezer 's father says that Eliezer and his two older sisters can go if they want to, but the family does not want to be separated.
The family's desire to stay together is understandable. Maybe things would have turned out. Chapter Summaries of Night by Elie Wiesel written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 3/24/ Review the content of Night by Elie Wiesel with these chapter summaries covering important information in the memoir.
Nov 15, · Night is broken into nine chapters, each focusing on an important event in Elie Wiesel's life. His story begins inwhen he starts his religious studies with Moshe the Beadle, and traces.
Night by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Summary In this lesson, you will discover how Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel, survived the horrific nightmare we know as the Holocaust. Although Elie Wiesel did not number the chapters in this novel, we will number them according to breaks throughout the book.
The narrator of Night, Eliezer is based closely on the author Elie Wiesel and his own experiences before and during the Holocaust.
(Night is usually classified as a memoir.) Eliezer is a deeply religious teenager from the Hungarian town of Sighet.Download