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In Night, Section 1 how do the attitudes of Sighet's...
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Elie Wiesel's powerful memoir Night, published in French in...
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Lesson: Exploring Night as Literature, Bearing Witness to History. Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, has become a standard text used in many classes to both teach about the history and human impact of the Holocaust. This lesson will help teachers and students understand the fuller historical context of the events described in Wiesel’s writing. Time required: This lesson is highly adaptable.
Night is one person's experience of the Holocaust—the Nazi's effort to exterminate the Jews of Europe, largely by sending the Jews to concentration camps where they were worked to death, or worked to near death and then killed. By the end of World War II, Adolf Hitler had systematically murdered six million Jews and millions of gypsies, Communists, homosexuals, and other people the Nazis considered undesirable.
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Night Elie Wiesel Bring this packet and your copy of the novel to class every day. 2. 3 Note: The abbreviations below will be used to distinguish between
Wiesel's first book, And the World Has Remained Silent, was published in Yiddish in 1956. The abridged, autobiographical version, Night, was published in Paris in 1958. Since then it has been translated into eighteen languages and is his best-known work. Wiesel traveled to the United States in 1956 to wr ite about the United Nations. He was hit by a taxi
Study Guide Questions for Night by Elie Weisel (2006 Translation) Section One (pages 3-22) 1. Describe Moishe the Beadle. A religious advisor for Elie who instructs him in the Kabbalah ; Moishe is very awkward and poor. 2. Why did Eliezer pray? Why did he cry when he prayed? He says that he does not know why he prays it is simply