The Holocaust Exposed In Eliezer Wiesel's Night

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Eliezer and his family are living in the town of Sighet (in Hungary). His family consisted of six people: his mother, father, his three sisters (Hilda, Bea, and Tzipora) and himself. He studies the Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). His mentor on the Kabbalah was Moishe the Beadle since his father disapproved of him studying mysticism and wanted him to study the traditional Jewish texts and beliefs. However, Moishe the Beadle was deported when all foreign Jews were expelled and returns only after a few months. After returning, people thought that Moishe had turned crazy as he starts telling stories on how the Gestapo (secret German police) stole their train and took them into the woods to slaughter them. No one would believe him, including…show more content…
Both Eliezer and his father passed and were sent to Auschwitz. At Auschwitz, the conditions were better and the prisoners weren’t as brutal. They were allowed to sleep and their first rations were passed out. Eliezer refused to eat his ration the first time. For the next few weeks, the prisoners had to follow a tight schedule that included roll call, meals, and bedtimes. There, they meet a relative named Stein of Antwerp, who asks about his sons. Eliezer lies to him about his sons being safe even though he wasn’t…show more content…
He had to go to the infirmary and get surgery performed on it to drain the pus in it. A fellow bedmate warned him that another selection was coming soon and that he should get out of the infirmary soon since the people in the infirmary were to go to the cemetery. The doctor that was treating Eliezer was kind to him and told him that he could walk after 2 weeks. This reassured Eliezer that his foot was not amputated. However, the camp had to evacuate soon since the Russian army was approaching. Even though Eliezer’s foot wasn’t completely healed, he made the decision to follow his father and the rest of the camp. Before he left, he wrapped his foot in strips of a blanket. During the long journey to another camp, the prisoners were forced to run more than forty-two miles to Gleiwitz and guards shot people who were not running fast enough down. They were finally allowed to rest, so Eliezer and his father had to watch each other to prevent either one of them from falling asleep in the snow too long and
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