Throughout this breathtaking book, there are many different characters that were very important that played a huge role to make this book successful. To begin, Shlomo is a character who is respected by the entire Jewish community, and by all of his son’s. He and Eliezer were friends and they had to try and remain friends throughout this concentration camp. Moshe the Beadle is Eliezer’s teacher of the Jewish mysticism. Moshe is a very unwealthy Jew who lives in Sighet with the rest of them. Moshe is captured and deported before the rest of the rest of the Jews are captured. He escapes from the camps and returns to tell the town where the Nazis are taking them and what they are doing to the them. Madame Schächter is a middle aged woman who is forced onto the train with her son that is still a young boy. Juliek is another young man from the town of Warsaw who tried to cheer people up and bring them together by playing his violin. Later on he eventually dies on his way being transported to the camp of Gleiwitz. The most important character in this book is Eliezer who is just a child at the time. He is a deeply observant Jew who is very interested in the studying of Talmud and Kabbalah. He is also very dedicated to becoming closer to his God that he worships all the time. Eliezer’s story begins in Sighet, Transylvania where the book then follows his journey through several different concentration camps all throughout the Europe continent. Some of the concentration camps that he had to go to where, Auschwitz/Birkenau, Buna, Gleiwitz and Buchenwald. Eliezer begins to really struggle with the Nazi persecution, and with his own faith in God and in humanity. He has to go throughout a lot of problems on this journey especially when his father ends up dead because of starvation because of him giving portions to his son to help him live. He has to overcome these obstacles that the Nazis were throwing at him to be able to come out alive and start a new life.  Their were a lot of different main events that took place in this book. The very important events that happened were, the Start of WWII, Hungary forced all foreign Jews from Sighet to be moved immediately. Eliezer and her family is forced onto the train carts that will be moving them to another place. They arrived at Auschwitz. Her and the prisoners reach a new camo called Buna. The camp was bombed by an air-raid. Eliezer was injured and needed a quick operation on her foot. She still left with her father were they were moved to a new camp. On the night of January 28, 1945, her and her father went into a bunk for shelter. Later that evening her father is very ill and ends up dying.  On April 10, 1945 her and the remaining prisoners were finally freed from the camps. The main themes that describes this book are guilt, inhumanity and father and son. This book describes guilt because of when Eliezer watches his father get beaten over and over again and he realises that he can do nothing about it what is going on. Throughout the whole book, Eliezer knows that he cannot help the feeling of himself being guilty about his fear of people getting brutally whipped and beaten day in and day out. This book also describes inhumanity because of how the Jews were getting treated by the German government and German society by redefining them as subhuman, that are basically creatures who deserved to die. This book shows father and son by the different ways that traditional father-son relationships. The father and son relationships in these camps are breaking down under the impossibly difficult conditions that they are all going through.When Elie Wiesel writes about all this cruelty of the Nazi soldiers in his book night, he is showing us all that is happening in all these concentration camps all throughout Europe that the Nazis of Germany were controlling. Elie Wiesel is now beginning to develop all these different actions that are on the uprise and beginning to happen all throughout Europe. Throughout the book, Wiesel tells the readers what he had to go through to survive and what he felt like such as this line in the book, “because of his hunger and deprivation, he had become nothing more than a stomach”. He is showing us all how poorly they were getting treated with hardly an food, any water, no medicines, no doctors that were able to keep yourself in ok shape to survive. Despite all this misery and the thought of death through the camp that was beginning to take place, their were still plenty of moments when people were being very generous and extremely caring toward one another with sharing, helping one another out and sometimes even defending one another even though the knew the risks of doing so. Such as when, Elie’s father began to give rations of his own hardwork food to his son so that he can live longer and possibly have a chance of a better life one day while his father begins to face starvation and depression with the less food that he is eating and that everyone else is getting. Elie Wiesel’s main purpose for writing this book was to ensure that this world and everyone on it would begin to know what was happening in these camps across Europe and what was being done and not being done to help start it. Wiesel wants to prevent this such tragedy for ever happening ever again around the that he and thousands of other jews had to face to survive another day being a prisoner. Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania. Elie Wiesel was a pursing the  Jewish religious studies before and after him and his family were forced into the Nazi death camps all throughout Europe during WWII. Elie Wiesel was one of the fortunate jews that were remaining to be a holocaust survivor. He then later began to write the well known fascinating book “Night” which was about the real life experience that he had to go through from when he was captured and sent on a train to when he was finally free from the death camps. He also wrote many of books throughout his lifetime and became an activist, orator and a teacher to many.He spoke out against the persecution and injustice that was taking place through many counties all across the globe. Elie Wiesel was also a Nobel-Prize winning writer for his book “Night” that many people in this world read all the time wishing they could have done to help. Elie Wiesel unfortunately died on July 2, 2016 at the age of 87. A writer by the name of Rachel Donadio from the New York Times, wrote a few small paragraphs about “The Story of Night”. She began to go straight into the book and beginning to talk about how it started and what was happening one they were forced to leave their homes and families. She talked about how there was a never-ending hunger, and how some doctors began to  pull gold teeth, and the start of the Kapos who began to beat all the Jews who were prisoners in these camps. She wrote a very strong statement in her review which was, “where was God at in Auschwitz”? This is one of the first books during the time to begin the raise the question of why this all was going on. She talked about how this book had a “particularly poignant” to this book. She wanted the people to know how most people who read the book felt like once it was over. Another book review critic is Ruth Franklin from (New Republic) who gives his review on the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel. Ruth Franklin brings in another historian of this background who is an american journalists by the name of Rachel Martin. They both begin to talk about who this book has gone on to being taught in schools all across the world for a historian lesson to get people to known of what had happened during WWII. The book from Ruth Franklin’s perspective “was not received with particular fanfare when it first appeared”. People all throughout the world did not believe in these things that had been taken place in Europe. But with more and more survivors of the holocaust coming out, the book kept on getting more and more popular because of the in depth details that had happened and what these Jews had to go through each and everyday. Ruth Franklin also stated a fact which was, “I think the generally accepted answer is that the world wasn’t really ready to hear about the Holocaust”. A lot of people did not like the fact that this information was being released because they did not know if the people throughout the world could handle this information that was going to be getting released.   This book impacted me on an emotional level due to the to compeling natures that these characters brought to life. You got to actually pictures some scenes that were being talked about by Elie and getting to see what was truly happening without actually living in that time. My favorite part about this book is when Moishe the Beadle said “there is a certain power in a question that is lost in the answer.” That line stuck out to me because it was very powerful word choice that was chosen to make the reader sit their and question what he truly means of what is going on behind this quote. This book is truly amazing that a book lover would love but, there is one part that this book falls short in. I think this book falls short in foreshadowing because, the book sometimes begins to hint at some different surprises that were beginning to come up. I would recommend this book to be read for a history class especially when there is a lesson involving WWII. This book is meant to be read for a history because it involves one of the most horrific moments that anyone has ever heard and seen of. It shows you what life really was like back during WWII and not only what the Americans had to go through but it shows you the suffering of the Jews that was taking place in Europe.


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