Essay on Book Report on Elie Wiesel's Night

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Book Report on Elie Wiesel's Night

Elie tells of his hometown, Sighet, and of Moshe the Beadle. He tells of his family and his three sisters, Hilda, Béa, and the baby of the family, Tzipora. Elie is taught the cabala by Moshe the Beadle. Moshe is taken away and sees an entire train of people murdered by the Gestapo. He returns to Sighet and tries to warn them, but no one believes his story. The Nazis come and take over Sighet. Elie is moved to a ghetto, along with all the other Jews in Sighet. They soon are taken away in a train to Auschwitz.
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Nobody ever felt ENCUMBERED by his presence. (Burdened)
Maimonides said it was only at thirty that one had the right to venture into the perilous world of MYSTICISM.
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They are given black coffee for breakfast, and they converse. At noon, they are brought a plate of thick soup. They take a nap in the shade of the block. They are waken and given identification numbers. Elie’s is A-7713. There was a roll call that evening. Eight days pass by and Elie and his father meet Elie’s cousin-in-law. They are transferred to another camp.
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The ANTECHAMBER of hell must look like this. (Entrance)
So many crazed men, so many cries, so much BESTIAL brutality! (Cruel)
The MORNING STAR was shining in the sky. (Sun)
From the middle of the barracks, he HARANGUED us. (Scolded)
Auschwitz is not a CONVALESCENT home. (Restorative)
Section 4 They arrive at Buna and meet their new head of camp. They are showered and given new clothes. They meet their head of tent, who is a very fat and menacing German. A boy tries to trade Elie for his shoes, but he does not give them up. They were inspected by a doctor. He is inspected by a dentist for gold teeth, and Elie has one. Elie meets Juliek the Pole, Louis the violinist, Hans from Berlin, and the foreman Franek the Pole. Juliek tells him of Idek their Kapo who is ruthless and of their work which is not the least bit hard or dangerous. They go to work and meet Yossi and Tibi, two Czechs whose parents were exterminated in Birkenau. They become very good friends. After dinner, Elie is told to go the dentist. The dentist tries to extract his gold crown but Elie

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