Elie Wiesel

About the Author- Elie Wiesel

-Born- September 30, 1928 to parents Sarah Feig and Shlomo 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

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World War 2

-Lasted from 1939-1945

-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

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Elie Wiesel was a 15 year old boy living in modern day Romania taken with his family to Buna. Shortly after arriving at Buna, Elie and his father are taken away from his mother and sisters. Elie and his father are sent to concentration camps throughout Europe struggling to survive. Throughout his journey Elie questions his God, but never loses faith in him.

Significant Quotes

-Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.
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.

Major Theme

Faith- I think the major theme in Night is faith. Throughout the book, Elie would question his faith but he never lost it and thats the reason i think he made it out of the camps.


I really like this book and would give it a 9 out of 10 and recommend it to anyone who is mature ready to enjoy a great book