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.
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 and into a ruined brick factory and keeps him awake to save him from freezing.
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, often considered to be Elie Wiesel’s memoir of the Holocaust, was published in 1960. The novel opens with the main character, Eliezer, living in Sighet, a town in Hungarian Transylvania. Eliezer and his family are Jewish, and he spends his time studying the Torah. That is, until his teacher, Moishe the Beadle, disappears.
Elie claims to be a young farmer. He and his father follow the healthy men to work details. A truck delivers a load of babies, which are tossed into a fiery pit. Elie considers throwing himself into the electric wire rather than be burned with the infants. Elie's father realizes that no external agency will rescue them.
Sep 20, 2021 · Night tells the story of Eliezer Wiesel, a studious Orthodox Jewish teenager living in Hungary in the early 1940s who is sent to Auschwitz, a concentration camp. In Auschwitz, Eliezer struggles...
In the end of Night, Elie and his weakened father arrive at Buchenwald after enduring a forced march and a death-train transport. In the train, food was thrown into the cars by people in the...