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Nightby Elie WieselStudy GuideCentral Question:How is our identity shaped and reshaped by the circumstances we encounter?How dotragedy and trauma influence an individual’s identity and choices?Pages 66-841.This section opens with the most significant of holidays in the Jewish calendar:Rosh Hashanah(the Jewish New Year) andYom Kippur(the Day of Atonement).What do these holidays meanfor the prisoners at Buna?In what ways is their meaning similar to, or different from, theirmeaning before the war?
2.List some of the questions that Eliezer and other prisoners ask of God or about God in thissection of the text.What do these questions reveal about different characters’ religious beliefsand how their experiences have influenced their faith?
3.On Rosh Hashanah, Eliezer says, “My eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in a worldwithout God, without man.Without love or mercy.I was nothing but ashes now….”(p. 68).Eliezer is describing himself at a religious service attended by ten thousand men, including hisown father, when he says this.What do you think he means when he says that he is alone?
even tries to od anything- there is no sense of solidarity and fighting for freedom; there is no friendshipin the camp; there is no sense of community, so even though he is surrounded by many people, he isultimately alone.

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Professor
Mr. Re
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Night, Auschwitz concentration camp, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Eliezer

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