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Night & The Holocaust

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Transcript of Night & The Holocaust

What exactly was the Holocaust?
What was the Holocaust?
Night
Vocabulary
Back to the KWL chart!
Night
&
The Holocaust

What you
KNOW
What you WANT to know
What you
LEARNED
Introduction to Night
& the Holocaust

Night
by
Elie Wiesel
- Night is by Elie Wiesel.

- Elie is a Holocaust survivor.

- The original title he the book was "
And the World Has Remained Silent
."

- He wrote this book after 10 years of silence.

-He dedicated his life to documenting Jewish suffering during the Holocaust.
About the author
About the book
The 5 Motifs
1)
Night
– What happens at night? What might that mean?

http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/7618734/Holocaust


3)
Father-Son Relationships
-
Between Elie & his father, and other relationships with fathers.

4)

Loss of faith

- Faith in God and faith in people/humanity

5)
Voice vs. Silence

– Who has a voice and who chooses to remain silent?

- The book is a memoir.

-
Memoir
- A story of someone's personal experiences.

- Elie tells the story of his own experiences during the Holocaust.
Analyzing the book cover
1) When you see the word "NIGHT," what words, images, and ideas come to mind?
5) Knowing about the Holocaust right now,
why
do you think he might have named his book "Night?"
2) What
colors
are used in the book cover?
3) What
pictures/images
are used in the book cover?
4) When you look at this book cover, what
feelings
and
thoughts
do you have?
Surname
Family or last name.
Kabbalah
The secret books of Jewish mysticism, not studied by many Jews.
Talmud
Books of Jewish civil and religious law.
Gestapo
Lorries
Trucks used to take Jewish prisoners.
Anti-Semitic
Showing prejudice against Jews
Ghetto
A section of European cities where Jews were taken to by the Nazis. They were forced to live there.
Truncheon
A club that a policeman would carry for protection.
Aryan
Word used by the Nazis to mean a non-Jewish white person
Fast
To go without food in order to observe/honor a holy day
German police that was formed to stop oppression against the government.
1919 - Hitler joined the political party National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi Party).

1933 - Hitler became Chancellor.
- "The Enabling Act"
History
- Hitler wanted a perfect country.

- To him, perfect meant him being in power and getting rid of anyone that didn't fit his idea of "perfect."

- Hitler wanted to get rid of Jewish people.

- Hitler's hate for Jewish people and the Jewish religion are a mystery.
Hitler's beliefs
-He influenced the Nazi party and German people to get rid of all Jews.

- Jewish people all over Europe were taken to ghettos, concentration camps, and killed.

- Anybody whom Hitler didn't like were taken to ghettos and concentration camps too.

- 11 million people died during the Holocaust. 6 million of them were Jews.
Hitler's influence
What you
KNOW
What you WANT to know
What you
LEARNED
Getting to know Elie Wiesel and the book
1993 Oprah interview
Hasidic
- A Jewish sect formed in 18th century Poland; members usually wear dark, conservative clothing; men wear ear locks.

- The sect is very conservative in all aspects of daily life except for worship-the Shabbat services are noisy and joyful.
Atonement
Being forgiven after doing something wrong or hurting someone
Rosh Hashanah
A Jewish holiday. The Jewish New Year.


2)

Bearing Witness
– Pay attention to which characters are
witnesses
and
to

what
they bear witness.


**
Why is bearing witness important?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89357808
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