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Copy of night
Transcript of Copy of night
"To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time."
"Which is worse? Killing with hate or killing without hate?"
"Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe."
"Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. That is his duty."
"I don't want my past to become anyone else's future."
Respond to the following quotes on your own paper
Do you agree or disagree?
How does the quote apply to your life?
What does the quote mean?
In 1941, Eliezer was a twelve-year-old boy who lived with his father, mother, and three sisters in a small village near the border of Romania and Hungary.
Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night describes a horrible time in the twentieth century, when too many people looked away from a terrible wrong.
Eliezer was a religious boy who welcomed nightfall as a time for prayer and who thought of becoming a rabbi.
But when Nazis took over Eliezer’s Jewish community,his family was first sent to live in a ghetto and then taken to Auschwitz, one of the most infamous concentration camps.
Eliezer and his father were separated from Eliezer’s mother and sisters. He would never see his mother or his youngest sister, Tzipora, again.
Inside the camp, Eliezer will witness horrible acts of cruelty and suffer in terrible ways.
How will he survive?
Can his religious faith endure the atrocities he witnesses?
What message does he bring to the world from such horror?
Germany began World War II when it invaded Poland in 1939.
German forces conquered most of Europe in the next two years.
When Germans took over Jews were persecuted, were forced to wear yellow stars, to live in ghettos, and were then sent to concentration camps.
Auschwitz, where Wiesel was sent, was the largest camp. Jews from all over Europe arrived almost daily at Auschwitz.
World War II ended in Europe in 1945 with the surrender of German forces to the Allied forces. But not before more than six million Jews had been killed.
The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.
Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone...
Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.
It went away I’m sure
because it wished
to kiss the world good-bye. For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.
Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on Jan. 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on Sept. 29, 1944.
1,500,000 innocent children, including Wiesel's sister perished in the Holocaust
In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.
The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2013, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 600,000 butterflies.
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