Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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In 1944, in a village in Romania, a twelve-year-old named Elie Wiesel spends much of his effort and emotion on Jewish mysticism and the Talmud. Elie’s instructor, whose name is Moishe the Beadle, returns from an almost fatal experience and warns that Nazi aggressors will soon threaten the peacefulness of their lives. Disregarding Moishe’s statement, even when anti-Semitic measures force the Sighet Jews into supervised ghettos, Elie's family remains patient and compliant. In the spring of that year, the Nazi aggressors began shipping trainloads of Jews to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp complex. Elie's family is part of the final convoy. In a cattle car, eighty villagers can barely move around and have to live and try not to die on little to no food or water. One of the deportees, Madame Schächter, becomes mentally insane and has surreal visions of flames and furnaces. At midnight on the third day of their deportation, the group looks in terror at flames rising above gigantic crematoriums and the group also gags at the stench of burning flesh from these ovens. Nazi guards wielding billy clubs force Elie's group through a selection. They divide the deportees into those who were fit to work and those who face a grim and improbable future. Elie and his father Chlomo lie about their ages to get into the working group and depart with other hardy men to Auschwitz, a concentration camp. Elie's mother and three sisters disappear into Birkenau which is the death camp. After
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