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1 By: Zack Saneto, Thu Phan, Carina Shan, Jessica Bressler, Nima Naimi

2 Background: Religious, Elie was very into religion before he got sent to the concentration camp. Quote #1 From Chapter 1

3 “ I continued to devote myself to my studies, by day, the Talmud, at night, the Cabbala.” “ Why did I pray? Why did I live? Why did I breathe?” Quote #1 from Chapter 1

4 Looking to God to show him the way of life. Quizzical Hopes to God to find answers. Thematic Element Struggle to maintain faith Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 1

5 Background The Germans came into Elie’s village. People are unaware of problems they cause. Quote #2 from Chapter 1

6 “ Our first impressions of the Germans were reassuring.” Quote #2 from Chapter 1

7 Cluelessness Unawareness Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 1

8 Background The Nazis had started to ship off Jews. Quote #3 from Chapter 1

9 “ The race toward death had begun.” Quote #3 from Chapter 1

10 Loss of faith Aware of death’s presence Thematic Element Struggle to maintain faith Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 1

11 Background Elie and his family are getting sent off. Quote #1 from Chapter 2

12 “Naturally, we refused to be separated.” Quote #1 from Chapter 2

13 Child-like Not ready to be left Thematic Element Father-son bond Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 2

14 Background All the Jews in cattle cars being moved. Quote #2 from Chapter 2

15 “No one prayed, so that the night would pass quickly.” Quote #2 from Chapter 2

16 Sad feeling Loss of faith Afraid Thematic Element Struggle with faith Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 2

17 Background All the Jews had arrived at the concentration camp. Quote #3 from Chapter 2

18 “We were on our own.” Quote #3 from Chapter 2

19 Loss of faith in man’s humanity to man Anger Despair Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 2

20 Quote #1 from Chapter 3 Background Didn’t believe Moshe the Beadle

21 Quote #1 from Chapter 3 Background Beating up Madame Schachter

22 “ I pinched my face. Was I still alive? Was I awake? I could not believe it. How could it be possible for them to burn people, children, and for the world to keep silent?” (pg. 30) Quote #1 from Chapter 3

23 Realization Disbelief Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 3

24 Background Study Talmud Religious Studies of the Cabbala Quote #2 from Chapter 3

25 “I too had become a completely different person. The student of the Talmud, the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames. There remained only a shape that looked like me. A dark flame entered into my soul and devoured it.” (pg. 34) Quote #2 from Chapter 3

26 Changed Darkness Sins Dark Flame = “Loss of Faith” Thematic Element Struggle to Maintain Faith Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 3

27 Background Father: beaten Cared/love for his father Quote #3 from Chapter 3

28 “What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, before my eyes, and I had not flickered an eyelid…Yesterday, I should have sank my nails into the criminal’s flesh.” (pg.37) Quote #3 from Chapter 3

29 Bystander Defenseless Selfish Thematic Element Father-Son Bond Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 3

30 Background Religious Quote #1 From Chapter 4

31 “ I now took little interest in anything except my daily plate of soup and my crust…I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach.” (pg. ) Quote #1 from Chapter 4

32 Hungry Soulless No longer pray Thematic Element Struggle to Maintain Faith Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 4

33 Background Franek wanted Eliezer’s gold tooth Didn’t care about his father Quote #2 from Chapter 4

34 “But alas, Franek knew where to touch me; he knew my weak point. My father…We had to give in.” (pg. 53) Quote #2 from Chapter 4

35 Love for his father Caring son Thematic Element Father-Son Bond Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 4

36 Background Religious “Why do I pray? Why do I breath” Questioned God Young pipel was hanged Quote #3 from Chapter 4

37 “Where is He? Here He is - He is hanging here on this gallows…”- (pg. 62) Quote #3 from Chapter 4

38 Loss of Faith Hopelessness “God is Dead” Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity Against Man Struggle to Maintain Faith Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 4

39 “’Don’t talk like that, Father.’ (I felt like I would break into sobs.) ‘I don’t want you to say that.’” (pg. 71) Quote #1 from Chapter 5

40 Fear Worried Hopeless Thematic Element Father-Son Bond Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 5

41 “I ran off to look for my father. And at the same time I was afraid of having to wish him a Happy New Year when I no longer believed in it.” (pg. 65) Quote #2 from Chapter 5

42 Loss of belief – “Happy New Year” No longer believed that the new year would be “happy” or something to look forward to. Care for father Hopeless Thematic Elements Father-Son Bond and Struggle to Maintain Faith Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 5 UNHappy New Year!

43 Background Belief that God will be there for him Studied Talmud Religious Quote #3 from Chapter 5

44 “Where is God? How can I believe, how could anyone believe, in this merciful God?” (pg. 73) Quote #3 from Chapter 5

45 Fear Confused Lost Loss of faith Thematic Element Struggle to Maintain Faith Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 5

46 “My God, Lord of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahou’s son has done.” (pg. 87) Quote #1 from Chapter 6

47 Love Care for his father Doesn’t want to ever lose his father Thematic Element Father-Son Bond Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 6

48 “The idea of dying, of no longer being, began to fascinate me.” (pg. 82) Quote #2 from Chapter 6

49 Depressed Suffering Thematic Element Struggle to Maintain Faith Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 6

50 “God knows what I would not have given for a few moments of sleep. But, deep down, I felt that to sleep would mean to die.” (pg. 85) Quote #3 from Chapter 6

51 Exhausted / Tired of working Doesn’t have any time alone Desperate to be distant from the situation Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 6

52 Background Concentration camp experience Quote #1 from Chapter 7

53 “Here or elsewhere – what difference did it make? I die today or tomorrow, or later?” (pg. 93) Quote #1 from Chapter 7

54 Hopelessness Depression Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity Against Man Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 7

55 Background He’d been with his father during their Holocaust experience Concentration camp experience Quote #2 from Chapter 7

56 “Father! Father! Wake up. They’re trying to throw you out of the carriage.” (pg. 94) Quote #2 from Chapter 7

57 Loyalty Caring Son Thematic Element Father–Son Bond Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 7

58 Background Concentration camps made people crazy Quote #3 from Chapter 7

59 “On the Third Night of our Journey I woke up suddenly and felt tow hands on my throat, trying to strangle me.” (pg. 96) Quote #3 from Chapter 7

60 Treated like piece of trash Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 7

61 Background Rabbi Eliahou’s son abandons him Every man for himself in a concentration camp Quote #1 from Chapter 8

62 “Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself” (pg. 101) Quote #1 from Chapter 8

63 Disloyalty Deception Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity against Man Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 8

64 Background Elie forgot about his dad for several hours Elie’s mind in battle between abandoning his dad and not abandoning his dad Quote #2 from Chapter 8

65 “Father! I’ve been looking for you for you for so long…Where were you? Did you sleep? How are you feeling?” (pg. 101) Quote #2 from Chapter 8

66 Being concerned Loyalty Thematic Element Father–Son Bond Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 8

67 Background His father is very weak German cruelty Quote #3 from Chapter 8

68 “The officer dealt him a violent blow on the head with his truncheon. I did not move. I was afraid. My body was afraid of also receiving a blow.” (pg. 106) Quote #3 from Chapter 8

69 Treated like animals Fear Terror Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 8

70 Background Elie’s dad died Concentration camp’s psychological effects Quote #4 from Chapter 8

71 “And, in the depths of my being, the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have search it, I might perhaps have found something – free at last.” (pg. 106) Quote #4 from Chapter 8

72 Guilt Sadness Thematic Elements Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #4 from Chapter 8

73 “I spent my days in a state of total idleness. And I had but one desire- to eat. I no longer thought of my father or of my mother.” (pg. 107) Quote #1 from Chapter 9

74 Hunger Desperation Loss Thematic Element Man’s Inhumanity to Man Analysis: Quote #1 from Chapter 9

75 “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me.” (pg. 109) Quote #2 from Chapter 9

76 Despair Depression Loss of faith Thematic Element Struggle to Maintain Faith Analysis: Quote #2 from Chapter 9

77 “And I had but one desire - to eat. I no longer thought of my father or mother.” (pg. 107) Quote #3 from Chapter 9

78 Hopelessness Despair Thematic Element Father-Son Bond Analysis: Quote #3 from Chapter 8

79 Remind audience of the Holocaust Never let history repeat Better future Purpose

80 Silent  Death Suffering/Torture Inhumanity of Man Purpose: Evidence

81 “It remains today a book we must read and reread if we are to accept responsibility for our past and to learn from that past for the sake of our future.” -Preface Purpose

82 “Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.” (pg. 32) Purpose


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