The two decided that they were still going to try for life no matter what. I have never won the Nobel Prize Peace Prize. Eliezer reveals how naïve and trusting the Jews were, and he is obviously haunted by how his own family could have easily escaped the horrors of the concentration camps simply by leaving town a little bit earlier. Do your answers to these questions have any implications regarding the extent of control that a person has over his or her life? In the first section of the book, there is an almost obsessive quality to Wiesel's description of night and day. Eliezer assumes infirmary patients will be killed so he leaves.
When calming her down did not succeed, a few young men forced her to sit down and then bound and gagged her. Eliezer is scheduled to leave in the last transport, and he watches people in the first group march by. He is fortunate enough, on his arrival in Birkenau, to meet a man who tells him to lie about his age. Finally, they just decided to give up on her. Though he doesn't come up with any answers, he continues to question God, and in doing so, his faith is actually strengthened. The patients who stayed in the hospital were evacuated safely by Russian troops two days after the others left for another camp.
Chapter 3 1 Question: When did Wiesel say the travelers left their illusions behind? They end up talking most evenings at the synagogue. They were, quite simply, liberated by the Russians two days after the evacuation. Throughout the novel Wiesel is exploring two variations on the same time: how people react in the face of terrible circumstances. Chapter 7: The survivors are packed into cattle cars and sent to Germany. We were on our way.
The dentist, he discovers, is hanged. When the Hungarian police arrive early in the morning and begin forcing people outside into the streets, it is very hot and people are crying out for water. The refugees stop in a small village where Eliezer and his father keep each other awake to avoid freezing to death. The son abandoned his father when it looked as though his father, Rabbi Eliahou, would not make it. The Jews of Sighet remain in denial that anything bad will happen to them.
Answer: He dreamed of a universe without a bell for it was the bell that controlled everything, such as giving them orders which they had to execute without a choice. So that you could prepare yourselves while there was still time. He recognizes that his father gives him strength to continue; he acknowledges also that his father at times becomes a burden. The dentist then told him to come back when he was feeling better, and to not have to call him again for him to come on his own. The family refuses to be separated.
The train stops frequently to remove dead bodies. At first, when Madame Schachter began screaming they said she was mad, and made an attempt to calm her down. She offered to hide them but the Wiesel family refused to hide. Despite this hopelessness Wiesel dedicates his life to human rights. Chapter 1: Wiesel grew up in Sighet, a small town in Translyvania. He completed an 862-page manuscript in Yiddish by the end of 1954 about all of his experiences during the holocaust.
The smell of burning bodies. His recounting of the miserable conditions on the cattle cars and the horrific events he witnesses at Birkenau are examples of first hand accounts that must be taken seriously in order to prevent something as horrible from happening again. Fascists gain control in Hungary and allow the Nazis to come. During an air raid two cauldrons of soup are left unattended. Eliezer goes to wake up some of his father's friends, and then everyone cooks and packs in preparation to being deported. Although the townspeople are disturbed, they quickly forget about the deportees.
Surely I thought, one of them was going to die. Instead, it is a painful and intimate autobiography, and the two emotions that resonate most strongly within it are Eliezer's anger at the Nazis for violating his humanity and that of his people, and guilt that he was able to behave so inhumanely as a result. He could not figure out why there were Jews thanking God either as some of them broke out into prayer. I have never renounced my faith in God. The smaller ghetto is expelled first and Elie compares the emptied houses to open tombs. When Juliek frees himself, he begins to play his violin for the dead, and those in the process of dying.
He is more relieved than sad. Night by Elie Wiesel Chapter Summaries Chapter Exam Instructions Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. Likewise, Akiba Drumer, upon abandoning his faith, loses his will to live. Silence, it is sometimes said, gives a posthumous victory to Hitler, because it erases the memory of the atrocities that were committed at his command. Schächter was going crazy in the train.
Elie then comes to think that man is stronger than God because they are more resilient and forgiving. How could one man Adolf Hitler possibly wipe out an entire people? What was the world condition at the time? The Wiesel family consists of , Chlomo, a shopkeeper and well-respected Jewish community leader, , his two older sisters, , and youngest sister,. Buchenwald was then liberated by the allied forces. But if Nietzsche could cry out. Moishe escaped because he was shot in the leg and left for dead. At first, the Jews of Sighet take kindly to the German soldiers who seem distant, but polite.