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1Nikki Shahossini Courtney Schellin Kahley Rowell Night Part 1 Pages 3-65Nikki ShahossiniCourtney SchellinKahley Rowell
2SummaryElie Wiesel and his family live in the Jewish town of Sighet, Transylvania.In 1944 they are taken away from their home and are sent to ghettos within Sighet. After a few days they are taken to Birkenau, which is the gateway to Auschwitz.Elie and his father are separated from his mother and sisters, and they stick together the whole time.After Birkenau, they are sent to Buna, which is also part of Auschwitz. They are forced to work there, and they are greatly mistreated by the guards.They are faced with hunger and the struggle to survive.
3Characters Eliezer (Elie Wiesel)- Main character of the story. Chlomo (Elie’s father)- He stays with his son throughout their journey to the concentration camps.Hilda- Elie’s oldest sister.Béa- The middle sister.Tzipora- The youngest sister.Moshe the Beadle- A homeless man in the Jewish community who is one of the first Jews to be deported. He returns to warn everyone.Madame Schächter- A Jewish woman from Sighet who is deported in the same cattle car as Elie. She tells everyone that she sees a fire, but no one believes her.Tibi and Yosi- Two brothers that Elie becomes friends with in Buna.Idek- The Kapo at the electrical equipment warehouse in Buna who beats Elie. Kapos are prisoners conscripted by the Nazis to police other prisoners, and many of them were as cruel as the Germans.
4PlacesSighet, Transylvania- The Jewish town where Elie and his family live.Ghettos- Tightly packed areas where Jews were forced to stay.Auschwitz- The largest concentration camp where many Jews were killed.Birkenau- The gateway to Auschwitz where Jews were stripped from their clothes and disinfected.Buna- Part of Auschwitz where the Jews were forced to work.
5Themes The struggle to keep faith in God. Inhumanity towards others. The importance of bonds.Silence among people.
6SymbolsFire- Symbolizes the Nazi’s cruel power and the death of the Jews.Night- The darkness that everyone sees and a world without the presence of God.
7Question 1True or FalseElie and his father were separated at Birkenau.False
8Question 2In what year are Elie and his family taken away from their home?1955194419681970
9Question 3 Which part of Auschwitz was Elie first taken to? Buna The ghettoBuchenwaldBirkenau
10Question 4 Who warns the Jews of Sighet about being deported? Chlomo HildaMoshe the BeadleElie
11Question 5Which character warns everyone in the cattle car about a fire?Madame SchächterBéaIdekTzipora