Presentation on theme: "Elie Wiesel Kriszel Ramos & Lexus Fernandez. Who is Elie Wiesel? Author of book “Night”. “Night” is based on his experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz,"— Presentation transcript:
Who is Elie Wiesel? Author of book “Night”. “Night” is based on his experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz, Buna and Buchenwald concentration camps. Ethnicity-Romanian Born September 30, 1928 (age 85) Holocaust survivor and award winning novelist. After leaving the concentration camps only him and his 2 sisters survived
Cont’ Who is Elie Wiesel in the book? 15 year old Wiesel was forced into the “ghetto”. Transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Separated from family. Struggled to survive against starvation and abuse.
What did he do after the Holocaust? After Holocaust spent a few years as an orphan. Reunited with Hilda and Bea. Wiesel refused to write about or discuss his experiences during the holocaust. 1948 Elie began to study.
Where was Elie Wiesel born/PUBLISHED HIS BOOK? Born in Sighet Marmatiel, Romania Born September 30, 1928 Liberated in April 1945 Later wrote Night in 1948 and the book was first printed in Yiddish in 1955 and translated to english
Why is Elie Wiesel important? Spoken out against genocide and has taken action for the good of the common people. Won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts survived the Holocaust. Able to express through his writing events that occurred during the Holocaust. Informed society about the horrible event and experiences. Survivor Holocaust
Why was the book called Night? It was a dark time where people would die. Depressing Period of time where no Jews were free from concentration camps. Never happy Wanted to tell the world about the most painful and darkest time in his life.
How did Elie change after the Holocaust experiences? He believed in his religion but once he realized during his time in the camp that there wasn’t a god to help him or save anyone. After the Holocaust he became a better person. He became an orphan. Never wrote anything else besides the Holocaust/Nazis.
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