Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
BACKGROUND INTRO NOTES NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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?
AUSCHWITZ – where ELIE AND FATHER WERE SENT bUCHENWALD – where SCHLOMO DIED BUCHENWALD– where ELIE WAS LIBERATED FROM WWII > the holocaust
Synagogue in Warsaw ghettoAuschwitz death camp WWII > the holocaust