Match Fishtank - 8th Grade English - Unit 3: Night - Lesson 3
This teacher resource is based on the following edition: Night by Elie Wiesel, Bantam . What is the relationship between our stories and our identity? . Moshe the Beadle, a foreign Jew who was deported to German-occupied Poland in. Why was Moshe the Beadle important to Elie Wiesel? Moshe Describe, in order, the events that happened from the last day of Passover until Pentecost. 3. a) How old is Elie at the opening of the book? b) Describe the relationship between Elie and i) his father ii) his mother iii) Moshe the Beadle. 4. a) Why is.
How he had changed! So much had happened within such a few hours that I had lost all sense of time. When had we left our houses?
Was it only a week?
NIGHT Study Guide - Warren County Schools
Monowitz concentration camp In or around August Eliezer and his father are transferred from Birkenau to the work camp at Monowitz also known as Buna and Auschwitz IIItheir lives reduced to the avoidance of violence and the search for food. God is not lost to Eliezer entirely. During the hanging of a child, which the camp is forced to watch, he hears someone ask: Wiesel files past him, sees his tongue still pink and his eyes clear.
Behind me, I heard the same man asking: Where is God now? And I heard a voice within me answer him: Here He is—He is hanging here on this gallows. Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and the Holy Days? Because in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death?
How could I say to Him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universewho chose us among all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers end up in the furnaces? But now, I no longer pleaded for anything. I was no longer able to lament. On the contrary, I felt very strong. I was the accuser, God the accused.
Every now and then, an explosion in the night. They had orders to fire on any who could not keep up. Their fingers on the triggers, they did not deprive themselves of this pleasure. If one of us had stopped for a second, a sharp shot finished off another filthy son of a bitch. Near me, men were collapsing in the dirty snow. They had stuck together for three years, "always near each other, for suffering, for blows, for the ration of bread, for prayer", but the rabbi had lost sight of him in the crowd and was now scratching through the snow looking for his son's corpse.
And my son didn't notice. That's all I know. There is more marching to the train station and onto a cattle wagon with no roof. They travel for ten days and nights, with only the snow falling on them for water.
Of the in Eliezer's wagon, 12 survive the journey. The living make space by throwing the dead onto the tracks: I woke from my apathy just at the moment when two men came up to my father.
I threw myself on top of his body. I rubbed his hand, crying: They're trying to throw you out of the carriage His body remained inert I set to work to slap him as hard as I could. After a moment, my father's eyelids moved slightly over his glazed eyes. He was breathing weakly.
You see, I cried. The two men moved away. Buchenwald concentration camp Buchenwald, 16 April Wiesel, second row, seventh from left The Germans are waiting with megaphones and orders to head for a hot bath. Wiesel is desperate for the heat of the water, but his father sinks into the snow. I showed him the corpses all around him; they too had wanted to rest here I yelled against the wind I felt I was not arguing with him, but with death itself, with the death he had already chosen. He wakes at dawn on a wooden bunk, remembering that he has a father, and goes in search of him.
But at that same moment this thought came into my mind. Don't let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself. Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever.
The other men in his bunk, a Frenchman and a Pole, attack him because he can no longer go outside to relieve himself. Eliezer is unable to protect him. Eliezer lies in the bunk above and does nothing for fear of being beaten too. He hears his father make a rattling noise, "Eliezer". In the morning, 29 Januaryhe finds another man in his father's place. The Kapos had come before dawn and taken Chlomo to the crematorium. A summons, to which I did not respond.
I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I had no more tears. The Soviets had liberated Auschwitz 11 days earlier, and the Americans were making their way towards Buchenwald. Eliezer is transferred to the children's block where he stays with others, dreaming of soup. On 5 April the inmates are told the camp is to be liquidated and they are to be moved—another death march. On 11 April, with 20, inmates still inside, a resistance movement inside the camp attacks the remaining SS officers and takes control.
In Normandy he learned that his two older sisters, Hilda and Beatrice, had survived. From to he studied the Talmudphilosophy and literature at the Sorbonnewhere he was influenced by the existentialistsattending lectures by Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Buber.
He also taught Hebrewand worked as a translator for the Yiddish weekly Zion in Kamf. Inwhen he was 19, he was sent to Israel as a war correspondent by the French newspaper L'arche, and after the Sorbonne became chief foreign correspondent of the Tel Aviv newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. Un di Velt Hot Geshvign Wiesel wrote in that he kept his story to himself for ten years.
I closed my notebook and went to the elevator. He ran after me. He pulled me back; he sat down in his chair, and I in mine, and he began weeping. And then, at the end, without saying anything, he simply said, "You know, maybe you should talk about it. Turkov asked if he could read Wiesel's manuscript. Wiesel wrote in All Rivers Run to the Sea that he handed Turkov his only copy and that it was never returned, but also that he Wiesel "cut down the original manuscript from pages to the of the published Yiddish edition.
Describe the countries that made up pre-war Europe. Include the racial make-up of each. Draw a map to show the location of each country. Explain the roles of the SS and the Gestapo. Explain the significance of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Read and report on Elie Wiesel's continuing work for peace and human rights. Explain how and where the surviving Jewish people resettled after the war. Describe Moshe the Beadle. Describe Elie Wiesel's father. What was his occupation? Why was Moshe the Beadle important to Elie Wiesel? Summarize the story Moshe the Beadle told on his return from being deported.
Why did he say he had returned to Sighet? What was the public reaction to Moshe's story? What was the setting and the year for the first section of the book?
What was the world condition at the time? Describe, in order, the events that happened from the last day of Passover until Pentecost.
What is the relationship between elie and moshe the beadle? in chapeter 1 of night?
How did Wiesel say he felt about the Hungarian police? What happened when she visited the Wiesel family in the ghetto? Sections 2, 3, pages 1. To what did Wiesel compare the world? Where did the train stop? What did the Jews in the train car discover when they looked out the window? When did Wiesel say the travelers left their illusions behind?
Which notorious SS officer did they meet at Auschwitz? What was Elie's main thought as the men and women were being herded from the train? What prayer were the people saying? Why was it unusual? What did Elie do when the gypsy struck his father? What was his father's response? How long were Elie and his father at Auschwitz? Where did they go after that?
Section 4, pages 1. Describe Elie's encounter with the dentist. What did Elie Wiesel do when Idek hit his father? What was he thinking? Who took Elie's gold tooth? Why did Elie give it up? What were the only things in which Elie took an interest? How did Elie describe the men after the air raid? What happened to the young man from Warsaw? How did Elie say the soup tasted the night the pipel young servant boy was hanged?
Section 5, pages 1. What did the men do on the eve of Rosh Hashana? How did Elie feel while the others were praying?
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What was Elie's decision about fasting on Yom Kippur? Why did he make that decision? What was Elie's "inheritance" from his father? Why was his father giving it to him? Did the men remember to say the Kaddish for Akiba Drumer? What did Elie dream of when he dreamed of a better world? What happened to the patients who stayed in the hospital instead of being evacuated?
What was the last thing the head of the block ordered the men to do before they evacuated? What was the weather like during the evacuation? Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, pages 1.
While running, an idea began to fascinate Elie. What was the idea? What kept him from carrying out his idea? What did Elie realize about Rabbi Eliahou and his son? What was the name of the camp to which the men walked? Describe Elie's meeting with Juliek. How long were they at Gleiwitz? Where did they go next? Who was Meir Katz? What happened to him? How many men started out in the train? How many were left when they arrived at Buchenwald?
What happened to Mr. What was Elie's only desire? What happened on April 10, ? From what point of view is the story written? How does this affect our understanding of the story? Why didn't the townspeople listen to Moshe the Beadle? Describe Elie's relationship with Moshe the Beadle.
Why did the young girl at Buna risk her safety to speak to Elie in German? In Section 4, Wiesel described the hanging of one young man.
Then he said his soup was excellent that evening. What did he mean? In Section 4, Wiesel described the hanging of the pipel, the young servant boy. He said the soup tasted of corpses that night. Describe and analyze Elie Wiesel's changing view of God throughout the book. In Section 6, why did Mr. Describe the relationship between Elie and his father while they were in the concentration camps. Compare and contrast this with their relationship before their imprisonment.
Why do you think Moshe the Beadle stayed in Singhet when the people would not listen to him? What does this say about his character? Why do you think Mr. Wiesel refused to go with Martha when she offered a safe refuge? Why did the Jews hold onto their illusions for so long?
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In Section 5, why did Elie and his father choose to be evacuated instead of staying in the hospital? How did Elie Wiesel change over the course of the book? Were these changes for the better? The author often used vivid language to describe a scene or event. Give an example of his use of vivid language that you found most effective. Tell why it was effective. What was the overall mood of the story? Give examples to support your answer.
How would the story change if there were a different narrator? Which character do you know the most about? Which character do you know the least about?