Book Reports On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Trevor Eckermann
Period 2
Spring Book Review The book “Night” by Elie Wiesel was first published in 1956 in the Yiddish language and by 1960 the novel had its first English translated publication. Elie Wiesel was born September 30th, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania in a community made up of mainly Orthodox Jews. The main characters of this book are Madame Schachter, Juliek, Shlomo, Eliezer and Moshe the Beadle. In the beginning of the book the time period is around 1940 when there were restrictions set upon Jews by Hungary but by then was still a calm period of time in reality. The night of Sunday, March 18, 1944 is when the terrors started to begin with Nazi Germany and the deportation of the Jews. At the beginning of this book, Wiesel introduces us to …show more content…

The person’s name was Moshe, whom was one of the boy’s instructors. As his instructor, they further went on to discuss religious topics of the Jewish religion, and one day they conversed a new an aspect of most religions, prayer. Moshe explains to Wiesel that the need of prayer is to gain the strength to ask God the correct questions. Later on, Hungarian police found Moshe and force him out of Sighet, because he was foreign. He was going to be sent to a German death camp in Poland, but luckily somehow he escaped and returned to Sighet. Because the Holocaust was not raging intensely around Transylvania at the time, the Jews of Sighet were in disbelief of Moshe’s tale of devastation. Drastic changes occurred in every Jews everyday life once the Hungarian Jews were decimated in 1944. As the Germans began occupying Hungary, Sighet Jews were forced to live with quarantines, face the destruction of their property, and wear the yellow stars that they were tagged with. After that they were sent off to somewhere in the ghetto. They suffered horrible transportation conditions they were tightly packed into train cars, with an unknown destination and no bathrooms or food. Eventually

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