Table of Contents Plot Overview Note: Minor details have been altered, but what happens to Eliezer is what happened to Wiesel himself during the Holocaust. Night is narrated by Eliezer, a Jewish teenager who, when the memoir begins, lives in his hometown of Sighet, in Hungarian Transylvania. Eliezer studies the Torah the first five books of the Old Testament and the Cabbala a doctrine of Jewish mysticism.
His instructor, Moshe the Beadle, returns from a near-death experience and warns that Nazi aggressors will soon threaten the serenity of their lives. However, even when anti-Semitic measures force the Sighet Jews into supervised ghettos, Elie's family remains calm and compliant.
In spring, authorities begin shipping trainloads of Jews to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. Elie's family is part of the final convoy. In a cattle car, eighty villagers can scarcely move and have to survive on minimal food and water.
At midnight on the third day of their deportation, the group looks in horror at flames rising above huge ovens and gags at the stench of burning flesh. Guards wielding billy clubs force Elie's group through a selection of those fit to work and those who face a grim and improbable future.
Elie and his father Chlomo lie about their ages and depart with other hardy men to Auschwitz, a concentration camp. Elie's mother and three sisters disappear into Birkenau, the death camp. After viewing infants being tossed in a burning pit, Elie rebels against God, who remains silent.
Every day, Elie and Chiomo struggle to keep their health so they can remain in the work force. Sadistic guards and trustees exact capricious punishments. After three weeks, Elie and his father are forced to march to Buna, a factory in the Auschwitz complex, where they sort electrical parts in an electronics warehouse.
The savagery reaches its height when the guards hang a childlike thirteen year old, who dies slowly before Elie's eyes. Despairing, Elie grows morose during Rosh Hashanah services.
At the next selection, the doctor culls Chlomo from abler men.
Chlomo, however, passes a second physical exam and is given another chance to live. Elie undergoes surgery on his foot. The Wiesels and their fellow prisoners are forced to run through a snowy night in bitter cold over a forty-two mile route to Gleiwitz.
Elie binds his bleeding foot in strips of blanket. Inmates who falter are shot. Elie prays for strength to save his father from death. At a makeshift barracks, survivors pile together. Three days later, living on mouthfuls of snow, the remaining inmates travel in open cattle cars on a ten-day train ride to Buchenwald in central Germany.
Finally, only the Wiesels and ten others cling to life. In wooden bunks, Elie tries to nurse his father back to health. Gradually, the dying man succumbs to dysentery, malnutrition, and a vicious beating. Elie's mind slips into semi-delirium.
When he awakens, Chlomo is gone. Elie fears that he was sent to the ovens while he was still breathing. Resistance breaks out in Buchenwald. In April, American forces liberate the camp.
Elie is so depleted by food poisoning that he stares at himself in a mirror and sees the reflection of a corpse.The book Night by Elie Wiesel is filled with many themes.
Two of the themes are hope and survival. Night Themes: Hope and Survival by Thulashi Raveendran on Prezi. The book Night is about the holocaust as experienced by Elie Weisel from inside the concentration camps. During World War II millions of innocent Jews were taken from their homes to concentration camps, resulting in the deaths of 6 million people.
There were many methods of survival for the prisoners of the holocaust during World War II. Survival (on the Book Night) Essay Words Sep 28th, 5 Pages The book Night is about the holocaust as experienced by Elie Weisel from inside the concentration camps.
Elie Wiesel's Survival in Night Essay - Night Elie Wiesel writes about his personal experience of the Holocaust in his memoir, Night. He is a Jewish man who is sent to a concentration camp, controlled by an infamous dictator, Hitler. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is filled with many themes.
Two of the themes are hope and survival. Night Themes: Hope and Survival. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is filled with many themes. Two of the themes are hope and survival. by Thulashi Raveendran on 5 December In the book Night, there were three main modes of survival, faith, family, and food.
From the examples in the book Night, faith proved to be the most successful in helping people survive the holocaust.