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BACKGROUND INTRO NOTES NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL. WWII > who is elie wiesel? 2010 time 100 Photo credit: david shankbone Buchenwald, 1945. Wiesel is in the.

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1 BACKGROUND INTRO NOTES NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL

2 WWII > who is elie wiesel? 2010 time 100 Photo credit: david shankbone Buchenwald, Wiesel is in the second row from the bottom, seventh from the left. addressing the United States Congress

3  Born 9/30/28  One of the most discussed jewish holocaust survivors  Born in romania  Family was deported and bounced from camp to camp elie wiesel who is elie wiesel?

4  Published night in 1960, but it took 3 years to sell 3,000 copies  Won nobel peace prize in 1986  Today, his memoir has been translated into 30 languages.  Wiesel refused to make a film. elie wiesel who is elie wiesel?

5 Novel At a glance autobiographical narrative It covers 3 ½ years of Wiesel’s life The authors style, imagery, and symbolism create an evil portrait of the holocaust NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL

6 Novel At a glance Setting: hungary, poland, germany; Plot: the narrative traces the struggle of wiesel and his father to survive as prisoners of the nazis Conflict: External: nazi vs. jews; winter Internal: loss of innocence and faith NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL

7 Novel At a glance Theme: The depths of human evil challenge faith in god Dehumanization Savagery vs. nobility Human beings need illusions to combat despair NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL

8 united states of America United kingdom united Soviet Socialist Republic china france poland Canada australia New zealand South africa netherlands WWII > Who? The alliesThe axis Nazi germany japan italy hungary romania bulgaria finland thailand iraq WWII > who?

9 AUSCHWITZ – where ELIE AND FATHER WERE SENT bUCHENWALD – where SCHLOMO DIED BUCHENWALD– where ELIE WAS LIBERATED FROM WWII > the holocaust

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11 Synagogue in Warsaw ghettoAuschwitz death camp WWII > the holocaust


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