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night-elie-wieselFaithAs he suffers through the horrors of the Holocaust, Eliezer's once-strong faith dims.CrueltyDuring Eliezer's day-to-day life in the camps, he witnesses unspeakable horrors.FamilyEliezer and his father are inspired to live for the sake of each other.SymbolsSilenceRepresents God's seeming absence and the silence the men endure in awful conditionsNightSymbolizes emptiness and the evil that fills people's heartsFireEmbodies Nazi destruction and consumes Eliezer's faith and dreamsMonths Eliezer spends in concentration camps11Times the word night is used in the text>70Year Eliezer and the men walk in the death march from Auschwitz to Buchenwald1945Other books in the series: Dawn and Day2Nightby the NumbersDAWNDAYDAWNDAWNSources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, New York Times, United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Dr. MengeleNazi doctor; selected prisoners for pseudoscientific experiments or deathMain CharactersYoung PipelBoy with the face of an angel; his death affects EliezerEliezerTeenager forced to go to Nazi labor campsMoishe the BeadleTeacher whose warnings about the Nazis are not believedShlomoEliezer's father; travels with EliezerJuliekPrisoner; gives a musical performance just before his deathor God's sake, where is God?...This is where—hanging here from this gallows.Eliezer, Chapter 4ELIE WIESEL19282016Born in Romania, Wiesel was the lone survivor of his family in the Nazi concentration camps. After the war he became a leading voice on social injustice, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Night is among the most powerful classics of Holocaust survivor narrative.AuthorTo remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all.”Elie WieselSet during World War II, Night relates the story of author Elie (Eliezer) Wiesel's family—their removal from their home by the Nazis and the hardships that follow. While Eliezer's mother and sisters are sent to their death at Auschwitz, he and his father go to a labor camp. Through it all, Eliezer struggles to maintain his faith.Journey through theDarkest NightTHEMESElie Wiesel1958FrenchAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageNightNonfictionMemoir

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