Gabe Miller, Conner Worman, Andrew Kim, Rachell Gasseling Expulsion of the foreign Jews Elie’s friends, Moshe the beadle, along with all the other foreign Jews of Sighet are expelled “One day, they expelled all the foreign jews from Sighet.” Moshe the Beadle’s return Moshe returns to sighet to warn everyone about the Germans, but he is shunned “I saw him sitting on a bench.” Moshe the Beadle and the Purpose The main reason the Elie Wiesel wrote Night was to show the horrible atrocities of the holocaust Moshe the beadles stories were to horrible to believe, showing how horrible it was, and how unbelievable it became Moshe the beadle’s need to warn the people of Sighet mirrors Elie’s purpose to warn us. Germans come to town “German army cars had appeared on our streets… Their attitude toward their host was distant, but polite.” The Germans do not seem that threatening at first, but things quickly change Germans begin to control Sighet “Jews would not be aloud to leave their houses for three days; on pain of death.” The Germans begin to express their control over Sighet, ever so slightly. The beginning of a horrible spiral into the rest of the novel Jews are confined to the ghettos “Two ghettos were set up in Sighet.” All Jews were forced to live in the ghettos, and could not leave. The cruelty toward Jews by their oppressors is begin to be felt Deportation begins “I have terrible news, Deportation.” Elie’s father is called into a meeting. He is told that all the Jews must pack up and be ready to leave Sighet. Readers thoughts: • Why? There is no provocation • How does no one stop this The Jews prepare for the trip “Get up sir, get up! You’ve got to get ready for the journey!” The Jews bury their valuables, prepare food, grab prized possessions that they wish to take. The Wisel family boards the train Elie and his family board a cattle train, where they then are taken to Birkenau concentration camp “The Hungarian police made us get in, eighty people in each car.” Reader’s thoughts and the purpose By now you probably think: • How could this be allowed to happen? • This is horrible, what have they done? This was Elie’s purpose, you now wonder how this ever could have happened • Ghettos + Discrimination + Deportation= Reader emotional reaction Madam Schachter foresees “Fire! I can see fire!” Madam Schachter begins to yell on the train about fire, the Jews think she has just gone crazy. Until they see the crematorium of Birkenau and Auschwitz Arrival at Birkenau “We had arrived… at Birkenau, the Auschwitz reception area center.” Elie and company arrive at Birkenau, where they are selected and separated Separation Elie and his mother are separated at Birkenau, a common happening at such camps Reader thought: • He loses his mother?! Arrival at Birkenau The SS and the Kapos beat the prisoners and force them to give up belongings Elie’s father is beaten by a gypsy deportee This harsh treatment by their captors was common, and brutal. Arrival at Auschwitz They are marched to Auschwitz in a horrible grueling run/march Nonstop running No shoes Stragglers were shot These events will definitely make you shudder Recap • Elie loses his mother and sisters • Him and his father are beaten, and looted • They are forced to run for miles, in horrible conditions • Stragglers were shot These events described in gory detail get this “WHY IS THIS A REAL PIECE OF HITORY!!!” reaction from a reader in their head First Day in Auschwitz The prisoners are at first treated with hospitality They are all assigned numbers to identify them, stripped of any and all individuality. Auschwitz Elie and his father meet Stein of Antwerp, who asks for news of his family Elie’s father must lie in order to make the Stein of Antwerp continue to live, by letting him think his family is still alive. Transfer to Buna Some of the Jews are transferred to a sub-camp called Buna, no less horrible than any other camp Elie is beaten violently A foreman, Franek, notices his gold crown. Elie is sent to the doctor to have it removed with a rusty spoon Yom Kippir “We fasted here the whole year round.” “The whole year was Yom Kippur.” (Page 66) Elie and the Jewish prisoners were starving and there was no point of fasting because they barely eat food anyway Physical Exam “The race seemed interminable. I thought I had been running for years.” (Page 68) Elie had to run and prove that he was still healthy towards the German Doctors to stay alive. If you weren’t healthy enough, Death. How we doing so far? Completely disgusted by the treatment of the Jews at these camps yet? Good! If you haven’t figured it out, THAT’S THE POINT You now want to never see this again, so by showing you these horrible experiences, we can hopefully avoid this. Inheritance “Go on. Take what I’m giving you!” Elie’s Father gives him a weapon and materials that Elie would need if his father dies. Tugs at the heartstrings doesn’t it Doubtful “Where is the divine Mercy?” “Where is God?” “How can I believe, how could anyone believe, in this merciful God?” Elie questions his faith towards God. He has been broken down so much, he doesn’t even have faith in the god he so desperately wanted to study in the Cabbala Seasons Pass “Winter had come. The days were short, and the nights had become almost unbearable.” Months pass by, and it had become Winter. The cold made their already horrible lives worse Operation “I must have an operation!” “If we waited, the toes – and perhaps the whole leg – would have to be amputated.” (Page 74) If Elie does not get an operation, his whole leg would have to be amputated . Without a foot for very long, he would have “Outlived his usefulness" More running “The SS made us increase our pace.” “Faster, you swine, you filthy sons of bitches!” Elie and the Jewish prisoners are leaving their camps to move to a new area . Elie is forced to run on a leg he recently had operated on How could man treat another man this way? These events make you wonder how a man of the same species could do this to another: • Weeding out the weak and killing them • Almost starving the prisoners • Mass murder • More mass murder • Forced runs for hours (Don’t forget the slow were killed) Its almost impossible to even conceive of doing this to a member of the same species? But then again, that’s the whole point the book goes for Zalman Dies “I can’t go any longer. My stomach’s bursting…” During the run towards a new area, Zalman has a stomach cramp which leads him to his death by getting trampled by thousands of SS soldiers . Juliek and Elie Reunited “He was not dead.” “Suddenly, I remembered. Juliek!” Elie discovers Juliek in the barracks that the Jews were imprisoned in. Juliek and the Violin “What mad man could be playing the violin, or at the brink of his own grave?” Elie still remembers Juliek playing the violin and falls asleep only to discover the next day that he was dead next to his Violin. The SS literally ran some of the Jews to death Another round of selection “The weak, to the left; those who could walk well, to the right.” “My father was sent to the left.” The SS soldiers chose a selection of ranking from the weakest towards the strongest Though Elie’s dad was able to escape the right just barely The Journey “The SS pushed us in, a hundred to a carriage, we were so thin! Our embarkation completed, the convoy set out.” The prisoners, including Elie, are placed in a carriage where they travel . 100 to a car was inhumanly claustrophobic, but efficient for the SS Not a reason to live “No more reason to live, no more reason to struggle” Men tried to throw out Mr. Wiesel from the train “They’re trying to throw you out of the carriage” pg. 94 Mr. Wiesel woke up “My father eyelids moved slightly” pg. 94 Given no food “..lived on snow; it took the place of bread” pg. 94 Wagon friend Meir Katz “In our wagon, there was a friend of my father’s called Meir Katz” pg. 96 Someone trying to kill Elie “..Felt two hands on my throat, trying to strangle me.” pg. 96 Everyone Crying “Hundreds of cries rose up simultaneously” pg. 97 Mr. Wiesel giving up “I can’t go on…. This is the end.. I’m going to die here..” pg. 100 Want to get rid of Mr. Wiesel “Don’t let me find him! IF only I could get rid of this dead weight” pg. 101 Elie said about his Dad Father Dying “He grew weaker day by day” pg. 102 Mr. Wiesel hid gold and Money “… I must tell you where to find the gold and the money I buried.. In the cellar..” pg. 102 April Sixth “… evacuation began” 6:00pm April Eleventh “… first American tank stood at the gates of Buchenwald..” pg. 109 Look in the Mirror “… a corpse gazed back at me.” pg. 109 To Conclude Why did Elie write this novel? • TO SHOW HOW BAD THE HOLOCAUST WAS How did he achieve this purpose? • Vivid imagery, recolections, death of loved ones, brutal beatings Elie masterfully recalls his story in a way that makes every person who reads this never want to see anything like this ever again.