Oct 10, 2014
ISU Log #1 Retell:
The book Night written by Ellie Wiesel is an autobiography about his experiences during the holocaust in 1944. He is a survivor and was only 12 at the time. Ellie had three sisters named Hilda, Bea and Tzipora. His parents ran a store in Transylvania where Ellie spent most of his childhood in. Ellie 's mentor who everyone referred to as Moishe the Beadle is poor men who taught and helped Ellie study the cabbala. Early in the war, Moishe was expelled from Sighet as well as all the other foreign Jews. A few months after, everything was back to normal for Ellie and everyone else. His teacher, Moishe the Beadle then returns from his near death experience and warns everyone that the Nazi will soon come after them. No one really listened to him and did not believe that stories he told or didn’t want to believe them. Soon after this, the anti-Semitic Measures had the entire Sighet Jews move into ghettos that were supervised. With everyone living in fear, the Wiesel family remained calm and did not complain once.
The Jews were being shipped into trains to a complex called Auschwitz-Birkenau. Eighty villagers were put into each cattle cars and only having to survive on a little bit of food and water. During the way to the complex one of the villagers, Madame Schachter kept screaming, "Fire! I see a fire! I see a fire!" (Wiesel 24), this made