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Night - Elie Wiesel

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Bradley Barker

on 3 February 2011

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Transcript of Night - Elie Wiesel

Biographical Imformation 1928-born in Sighet,

1944-deported to

dies in Buchenwald

from concentration

1954-decides to write
about the Holocaust

1958-Night is
published Elie Wiesel Elie is a captured Jew, trapped by the Nazis, and imprisoned in a cattle train car. Surrounded by filth, it's as if he and his fellow Jews were slaves. They are being sent into hell, one that they do not realize until it is far too late. On the train, a woman named Madame Schächter yells and screams of terror, fire, and burning. Until they get to the camp, they don't realize that the mad woman was right, and kept their lives by just 2 paces. Elie Wiesel Holocaust Surviver 15 years old
(age captured) Night's 1978-appointed chair
of Presidential
Commission on
the Holocaust

renamed U.S.
Holocaust Memorial

Gold Medal of

Nobel Peace

memoirs Night Summary Germany 1933- Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.

The first concentration camp was built just outside Berlin.

About a month later, the Nazis began a boycott of Jewish owned stores and shops.

In June of 1933, the Nazis open another concentration camp.

1935- The Nuremburg race laws take away rights of all Jews.

1940- Auschwitz is opened in Poland. This camp is where Elie Weisel arrived after getting off the train.

1944- Elie Weisel and other Jews deported from Hungary arrive at Auschwitz. No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.

Connections Elie's Experience History concentration camps
created to kill off and
dehumanize the Jews was captured and sent to camp to work/die World War II
Hitler persecuted and
ordered the execution of
all Jews -Elie Wiesel although he didn't fight
in WWII, he was very much
a part of it vs. and his family were
all Jews and all of his family was killed but him During Childhood Elie Wiesel's Holocaust was one of the few
Holocaust survivers Elie Wiesel Quote from History History History History Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel started writing about his Holocaust experiences after many years of remorse. He decided that people needed to know what really happened to the wrongfully treated Jews during this era. Since then, he has published almost 30 memoirs explaining his experience in that dreadful concentration camp. Elie Wiesel's Memoirs Why is this author included in this anthology? he was one of the few desperate Jews that survived the Holocaust
describes the treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust from a primary source
better explains the trauma that occured  during WWII
makes the collection of books more varied because it is one of the few memoir-like books Wiesel, By Elie. "Elie Wiesel - Biography." Nobelprize.org. Web. 02 Dec. 2010. <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-bio.html>. "Elie Wiesel Bio." American Studies @ The University of Virginia. Web. 02 Dec. 2010. <http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/holo/eliebio.htm>.
Literature from Around the World. Prentice Hall literature library. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall, 1999. Print. "World War II in Europe Timeline." The History Place. Web. 03 Dec. 2010. <http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm>. 13, By November. "A Timeline of World War II." Piero Scaruffi's Knowledge Base. Web. 05 Dec. 2010. <http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/wwii.html>. "Elie Wiesel Quotes." Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote. Web. 05 Dec. 2010. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/elie_wiesel.html>. Works Citied & Biblio- graphy
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