A new translation from the french by marion wiesel. In diesem artikel oder abschnitt fehlen noch folgende wichtige informationen. Night by elie wiesel animal imagery and the function of. Elie wiesel was a journalist, author, and professor of the 20th century. Elie wiesel biographical e lie wiesel was born in 1928 in the town of sighet, now part of romania. Elie wiesel was 15 when the nazis came for the 15,000 jews of his hometown of sighet, transylvania, in may 1944. Israel proclaims itself an independent, sovereign state. About the book story summary night is a terse, terrifying account of the experiences of a young jewish boy at auschwitz, a nazi death camp. His family, along with the entire village, were forced onto trains and taken to a series o. I first read this in my eighth grade history class. Night is narrated by a boy named eliezer who represents wiesel, but details differentiate the character eliezer from the reallife wiesel. Wiesel based the bookat least in parton his own experiences during world war ii.
Night, elie wiesels harrowing firsthand account of the holocaust, is a devastating exploration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope. Elie wiesel was born in sighet, transylvania, on september 30, 1928. It is also a case study in how a book helped created a genre, how a. In preparation, it is extremely important that you gain the necessary background information in order to understand certain situations and events. Anne franks diary of a young girl is published in english. For the world to remember and learn from the holocaust was not elie wiesels only goal. To know more about the childhood, life and timeline of. In 1956, wiesel visited new york for his report on united nations. The novel, night by elie wiesel, is his book about the destruction of the jews by the nazis written twenty years after he was set free from auschwitz at the age of 16. Elie wiesel is a jewish writer who has authored more than fifty books including, the bestknown night. Elie wiesel is a jewishamerican author, professor and activist best known for his book night, about his experiences as a prisoner of auschwitz during world war ii.
In 1945 elie and his father were sent on to buchenwald, where his father died of starvation and dysentery. Elizer wiesel grew up in sighet, a small town in translyvania. Elie wiesels mother and younger sister perished in the gas chamber there. You will soon begin reading the memoir night by elie wiesel. Wiesel was the only son of four children of shlomo, a grocer, and his wife, sarah feig wiesel. Elie wiesel is a nobelprize winning writer, teacher and activist known for his memoir night, in which he recounted his experiences surviving the holocaust. Wiesel verfasste es ursprunglich in jiddischer sprache, es erschien dann. Night, written by elie wiesel, is a short book that includes the narrators haunting personal experience with concentration camps during the holocaust. The students would have read the book, plotted out the events, and then maybe done a visual timeline on paper.
Elie wiesel 19282016 is the author of more than sixty books. This new translation by marion wiesel, elies wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and. In just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative, wiesel writes about the death of god and his own increasing disgust with humanity, reflected in the inversion. Essay about night by elie wiesel 783 words bartleby. Night is about elise wiesels journey from a his somewhat sheltered, religious upbringing in a small jewish town to the concentration camps of nazi germany. Tv talk show host oprah winfrey selected night for her famed onair book club, and traveled with wiesel to auschwitz for. During world war ii, he, with his family and other jews from the area, were deported to the german concentration and extermination camps, where his parents and little sister perished. Born into a jewish ghetto in hungary, as a child, elie wiesel was sent to the nazi concentration camps at auschwitz and buchenwald. It is a necessary read full of true stories about wiesels time in nazi concentration camps. Seventeenyearold elie was still alive when american soldiers opened the camp.
His most notable work, however, was for his autobiographical work night detailing his survival in nazi concentration camps. Night what simile does elie wiesel use to describe moishe the beadle. Elie wiesel, byname of eliezer wiesel, born september 30, 1928, sighet, romaniadied july 2, 2016, new york, new york, u. Born in romania, he moved to the united states in 1955 after surviving the holocaust and living for ten years in france.
Night is elie wiesels masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the nazi death camps. He was born eliezer wiesel on september 30 th, 1928 in sighet, transylvania in the carpathian mountains, to shlomo weisel and sarah feig. A teachers resourcefor facing history and ourselves. This clip begins with an introduction to the holocaust, and then directly relates elies experience to the students, while also. Wiesels most famous book, night, became a number one new york times bestseller in early 2006 after oprah winfrey selected it for her book club. Forced out of his home as a teenager, wiesel traveled with his family to birkenau. Night 1960 is a work by elie wiesel about his experience with his father in the nazi german. His instructor, moshe the beadle, returns from a neardeath experience and warns that nazi aggressors will soon threaten the serenity of their lives. A book trailer introduction to the holocaust and elie. This new translation by marion wiesel, elie s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the authors original intent. Summary read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis.
Night study guide contains a biography of elie wiesel, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and. Introduction to holocaustnightelie wiesel by ilsa bruer. Elie wiesel meets moshe the beadle in sighet, romania in 1941. Elie wiesel is an american author, political activist, and nobel laureate in peace. An introduction to the holocaust, elie wiesel and the memoir night the holocaust. Night 1960 is a work by elie wiesel about his experience with his father in the nazi german concentration camps at auschwitz and buchenwald in 19441945, at the height of the holocaust toward the end of the second world war. This new translation by marion wiesel, elies wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the authors original intent. Night, written by elie wiesel, is a short book that includes the narrators haunting. Night is the true story written by elie wiesel about when he a fifteenyearold, his family and many jewish people of sighet were sent to the auschwitz concentration camp in poland. Eliezer elie wiesel won the nobel prize peace prize in 1986 for spreading his message of peace after his horrific experiences as a holocaust survivor. Night, a memoir of a young boys spiritual reaction to auschwitz. A list of important facts about elie wiesels night, including setting, climax. Created as a launch lesson for elie wiesels memoir night. Night, by elie wiesel, is a work of holocaust literature with a decidedly autobiographical slant.
Elie had three sisters, hilda, beatrice and tzipora. A world war would interfere with these plans and his jewish heritage would make him a target. Elie wiesel elie wiesel born 1928, a survivor of the holocaust, is a writer, orator, teacher and chairman of the united states 1 holocaust memorial council. Elie wiesels memoir and how it preserved the jewish identity. Auschwitz was the site of more than 1,300,000 jewish deaths.
Elie wiesel, holocaust survivor and bestselling author, is born. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. In the past, this may have been approached as a book report type assignment. Night is elie wiesel s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the nazi death camps. Wiesel had to struggle several years to find a publisher for his book and even when he did only few copies were sold initially. In 1944, in the village of sighet, romania, twelveyearold elie wiesel spends much time and emotion on the talmud and on jewish mysticism. Students will read night by elie wiesel, and discuss the events leading up to, during, and after the book. On the surface, night is a standard holocaust memoir, but what makes it stand out more than other holocaust literature is elie wiesels frank discussion about his loss of faith. Wiesel based the book at least in parton his own experiences during world war ii. His most wellknown book is night which is about his life in several concentration camps during the. Given the informationthat moishe tries to share with the people of sighet later in the chapter, what is interresting about this simile choice. Everything came to an endman, history, literature, religion, god. Elie wiesel was a nobelprize winning writer, teacher and activist known for his memoir night, in which he recounted his experiences surviving the holocaust.
It is a necessary read full of true stories about wiesel s time in nazi concentration camps. Eliezer studies the torah the first five books of the old testament and the cabbala a doctrine of jewish mysticism. Elie wiesel biography childhood, life achievements. Elie wiesel was born in 1928 in sighet, a small village in northern transylvania, romania, an area that was part of hungary from 1941 to 1945. Night is a memoir by elie wiesel that was first published in 1960. Night, first published in yiddish in 1955, was selected for oprahs book club in 2006, and continues to be an important reminder of mans capacity for evil. Wiesels book night is his story of struggle and, ultimately, survival as part of the small percentage who made it through to liberation. All in all, this is a great book that will provide you with both information and a.
Born in romania in 1928, elie wiesel was the son of a grocer and seem destined to a life that would follow in his fathers footsteps. However, as yet, night has been translated in more than 30 languages and by 1997 the book was selling over 300,000 copies annually in the us alone. This article will give you a summary of the book night by elie wiesel. With moshes guidance, elie begins studying the torah and jewish mysticism, but his faith is tested when police deport. In 1944, in the village of sighet, romania, twelveyearold elie wiesel spends. Remote work advice from the largest allremote company. In night, he said, i wanted to show the end, the finality of the event. It is considered by some critics to be the most powerful literary expression of the holocaust. Though just a brief 116 pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and the author won the nobel prize in 1986. They will research information and images about world war ii and the. Environmental education resources to commemorate earth days 50th anniversary. While night is elie wiesels testimony about his experiences in the holocaust, wiesel is not, precisely speaking, the storys protagonist.178 592 121 371 684 836 549 516 638 589 597 46 464 1004 748 15 85 1014 486 1077 1340 643 628 243 924 327 277 355