About the Author- Elie Wiesel
-On May 6, 1944 Elie was sent to Buna with his father. He was inmate A-7713
-Elie's father was sent to the crematorium just weeks before they were liberated
-Author of 57 books, Night being his most famous
-In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
World War 2
-Allies- Soviet Union, United States of America, France and England
-Axis- Germany, Japan, Italy and Hungary
-World War 1 left Germany destroyed. Hitler became leader and started taking over Counties and forcing people into concentration camps.
Famous People during World War 2
Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.
Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.(Wiesel,32)- This quote shows the almost loss of his faith and his rockbottom
-One day I was able to get up, after gathering all my strength. I wanted to see myself in the mirror hanging on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto.
From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me.
The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me.(Wiesel,115)- This quote shows the lasting image of the terrible things he went through during this period of his life.
Night refers to darkness in the evening and how Elie and his dad saw lots of horrible things at night in these camps. And Night refers to the darkness in their spirit, and how it must have constantly been dark in their emotion.
Worn out man
Elie starts off in this book as a boy, but in the end is a worn out man. He didn’t really choose to mature in this book, it was the awful events that forced him