Night Chapter 4

Going through life at Buna

What is so important about the bomb raid?

When the planes are dropping bombs on the camp, it gives the prisoners a sense of relieve because those American planes mean that there is still hope that they will survive this cruel way of life. "Every bomb that hit filled (them) with joy", and even though the bombs could have ended many lives, they did not care anymore because they "no longer feared death".

Hold on Hope

Even though all seemed to be doomed, Elie never gave into death. He kept fighting to stay alive and every once and a while there were signs of faith, such as the bombing that made their "eyes shine with hope". This hope then carried Eliezer and other survivors to freedom.