Summary Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night is a first hand account by Elie Wiesel that describes the horrors and torment he faces during the worst genocide in human history. Elie grew up in a Jewish household in Sighet with his parents and two sisters. Elie’s faith was very important in his life; he always wanted to absorb more knowledge about the sacred scriptures. His mentor, known to the citizens of Sighet as Moishe the Beadle, taught Elie the teachings of the Kabbalah. In 1942, Moishe, along with the other foreign Jews, were transported. Moishe returned to Sighet a few of months later saying all of the other foreigners were dead and he escaped; the Gestapo shot them all in cold blood. No one in the quiet town of Sighet believed him though. As 1944 rolled around, the Germans arrived; shortly after their arrival they forced the Jews into ghettos so they would be isolated from the …show more content…

Dr. Mengele, “the Angel of Death”, would choose prisoners to either live and continue working or to be sent to the chambers. Elie passed selection while his father passed the second selection. The time spent in the concentration camps were horrendous; the SS officers distributed daily mental and physical beatings to anyone found not doing their work. Very little food was rationed.That January, Elie’s foot became infected. The front moved closer to the camp so it had to be evacuated; Elie decided to go with his father to “march” to the next camp. The snow was falling heavily as the prisoners of the camp began their twenty kilometer “run” to an abandoned village. Every muscle in their body ached; every mind was exhausted. The hope that was lost in many minds resulted in death. Even the strongest men fell like flies. Starvation was unavoidable at this point, but Elie did not care. The only thing he cared about was keeping his father alive and staying by his side. Marching began again. Ellie’s arrival at the next concentration camp was a battle in itself;

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