In contrast, Night, an unadorned recreation of events central to Elie Wiesel's separation from his parents and sisters, offers the reader a significant commentary on a single family's disappearance into the bloodthirsty jaws of Hitler's monstrous war machine.
Night is the first book in a trilogy Wiesel wrote about the Holocaust. The others, Dawn and Day, are novels, whereas Night is generally considered to be a memoir. Night has become one of the most prominent pieces of literature about the Holocaust.
All day Monday, Elie's exhausted family fasts. On Tuesday, the Wiesels anticipate deportation. To their relief, they are forced to resettle in the small ghetto. Elie leads the way; his father weeps. The small ghetto is littered with possessions that the first deportees abandoned in turmoil. The Wiesels move into Elie's uncle's rooms for four ...
Summary and Analysis Segment 6. Like robots, the prisoners run. The SS shoot all prisoners who fall behind. Elie almost welcomes death as pain and cold impede his flight. Only concern for his father keeps him going through a deserted village and on to a rest stop an hour after dark gives place to light. Elie's father urges him out of the snow ...
Author Elie Wiesel wrote Night (1960) about his experience that he and his family endured in the concentration camps during World War II between 1944 and 1945, primarily taking place the notorious camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
Night, by Elie Wiesel, is a memoir recounting the author’s experience in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald during the last two years of World War II. The book was published in France in 1958; a shortened English translation was published in the United States in 1960.
Summary and Analysis Segment 3. Past SS guards armed with tommy guns, Elie disembarks and follows the men's line to the left; the women pass to the right. He never sees his mother or sister Tzipora again. A friendly insider advises fourteen-year-old Elie to claim to be eighteen and tells his father to subtract a decade from his fifty years.