8) Elie looks at himself in the
mirror and sees a corpse which gazed back at him.
7) Throw themselves on to the
6) He is transferred to the
5) Every man for himself and that
ties of family and friendship no longer count.
4) The train arrives in Buchenwald
3) Juliek is a young man from Warsaw
who played the violin in the Buna band where Elie met him for the first time.
He plays the violin to bid farewell to the dying men. He is later transported
with Elie to Buchenwald but he dies in route.
2) Rabbi Eilahou’s son escaped from
his father so you wouldn’t have to look after him. Elie hopes he never acts the
1)”I was putting one foot in front
of the other like a machine.” “Death enveloped me, it suffocated me. It stuck
to me like glue.” “By now, I moved like a sleepwalker.”
the providing or supplying of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of
to escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation of
maintenance of a person in custody or confinement, especially while awaiting a
the least valuable part of anything
to free from an engagement, pledge, obligation, etc.
the rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed
to get rid of, especially by killing
to cast face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration
a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain,
any place of shelter or safety
extremely painful; causing intense suffering; unbearably distressing; torturing
temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity
to thrust forward; cause to project
capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful
to exercise as in ruling or dominating
to feel or express sorrow or regret for
to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession
to burn slightly; scorch
absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement
a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive
to consider thoroughly; think fully or deeply about
to fasten or fix firmly
a person, group, or nation that attacks first or initiates hostilities; an
assailant or invader
anything presented to the sight or view, especially something of a striking or
to be or prove superior in strength, power, or influence
the act of lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter
to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.
Pages 85-115 forced march from Buna to Gleitwitz to Buchenwald
9) Elie left the hospital because if
he had stayed he would’ve been wiped out. Elie and his father escaped.
8) His neighbor refers to Hitler as
a prophet because he says, ” I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else.
He alone has kept his promises, to the German people.”
7) Elie is thinking of his father
while he is being whipped because his father had to watch it.
6) Franek changed because when Elie
said he didn’t feel good and said he didn’t want to get the golden tooth out
yet, Franek was understandable every time Elie used that excuse. But since Elie
couldn’t get the tooth he torments him and elie’s father.
5) Elie’s relationship with his
father changes from being distant to getting closer to forming a close bond by
looking after each other.
4) The French girl takes the risk of
comforting Elie after he is beaten.
3) Elie uses the metaphor comparing
himself to the
weightlessness and insignificance of ashes.
2) Elie believes God is ignoring the
Jews and not helping them get out of this situation. Elie says how could God do
this to them.
1)Elie first meets Juliek, Idek, Tibi,
Yossi, and Kapo.
a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force
to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility
to leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate
a hollow area at the bottom of a furnace in which the metal collects
an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite.
incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible
controlled by or done according to one’s inner sense of what is right
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh
to hamper; restrain
vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger
a strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease
widely and unfavorably known
indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; intemperate;
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others
a slang term used among captives of concentration camps to refer to those
suffering from a combination of starvation and exhaustion, impending death
worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy
a non-Jewish Caucasian, especially of Nordic stock
a basic unit of organization of slave laborer’s in concentration camps
to quell, crush, or end by force
to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
a large kettle or broiler
(of a disease) affecting many persons at the same time, and spreading from
person to person in a locality where the disease is not permanently prevalent
Pages 47-84 Buna
10) The Jews march to Buna.
The Germans see the sight of all the Jews and react ready and are the jews
should be scared
9) Elie continues to have
faith in God, but they are times where he doubts a God and the truth about God
and his plan.
8) Stein no longer comes
to see Elie and his father because he was told the truth about his family.
7) He was relieved of his
duties because he was kicked off for being “to humane”
6) Elie lies to his
cousin Stein about his family being alive because it will give him the will to
5) Elie’s new name- A7713.
All their names no longer mattered. Everyone had a number tattooed on them.
They were considered nothing more than cattle.
4) “selection”- the
selection process determined who would be killed and who would be left alive.
3) Advice young Pole gave
the Jews- Help each other and keep faith alive.
2) “Work sets you free”
was written on the gate entering Auschwitz. Auschwitz differs from Birkenau
because Birkenau was the “reception center” and the first destination for Jews.
That’s where the selection was held by the doctor to separate the strong from
1)Elie’s feelings- The
train ride was obviously terrible. Crammed, hot, and loud. The screaming lady
didn’t help either. When Elie arrived at Auschwitz, he was separated from his
mother and sisters who he never saw again. Him and his father were together.
Concurred- to agree of the same
Veritable- used as an intensifier;
often a metaphor
Dispersed- distribute or spread
over a wide area
Muster- to assemble peoples;
especially for inspection or preparation
Camaraderie- mutual trust and
friendship among people who spend a lot of time together
Eluded- evade or escape from
Ascertain- make sure of
Colic- severe, often
fluctuating pain in the abdomen
Leprous- suffering from leprosy
Oppressive- unjustly inflicting
hardship and constraint, especially on a minority or other subordinate group.
Oblivion- the state of being
unaware or unconscious of what is happening.
Lucidity- clarity of expression; intelligibility.
Interspersed- scattered among; placed
here or there
Incorporated- a company or
organization formed into a legal corporation
Antechamber- a small room leading to
a main one
Nocturnal- awake or active at
Kaddish- a form of Kaddish
recited for the dead
Crematoria- a place where a dead
person’s body is cremated.
Tumult- a loud, confused noise
usually by a large mass of people
Interrogating- to ask questions
closely, aggressively, or formally
Illusion- a thing that is or is
likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.
Irrevocably- a way that cannot be
changed, reserved, or recovered
Constraints- a limitation or
Pages 23-46 the train; Birkenau; Auschwitz
5) Once they are relocated, their
lives feel normal and they feel safe being in the “new homes” for the duration
of the war. The Jews were trusting of the Germans and new they would o the best
4) Because they were still in their
own home, Elie’s family were still optimistic about what was happening and
remained there instead of escaping.
3) Moshe the Beadle reacted upset
that the Jews didn’t listen to him about the Germans.
2) Steps of changing Sighet into
ghetto- The Germans come in and take any valuables from the Jews. Gold and
jewelry. They are given yellow stars to wear to represent they are Jews. Then
Jews are confined behind barbed wire in the ghettos.
1)Alliteration is the repetition of
sounds. An example of this in the book is on page 6. “Crammed into cattle cars by the Hungarian police, they cried silently. Standing on
the station platform, we too were
crying.” The hard “c” means that it was hard and tough as they were being
forced into the cattle cars. The soft “s” means they had finally realized at
that moment that this was there new life and began to cry and face reality.
a procession of land vehicles traveling together
an early warning about a future event
tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
the vault of heaven; sky
incited, especially deliberately, to anger
a very intense and uncontrolled fire
a short stick carried by the police
the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
the regular army of the former Soviet Union
add details, as to an account or idea
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued
by a court or judge)
for a soldier
command; order; direct
the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can
elect people to represent them
done by secretive means
who are expelled from a country
formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were
required to live
Sublime- to have admiration or
9-23 the ghetto
People of the town think
this because they believe the Red Army is advancing with giant strides and
Hitler can’t harm them. The Jews of Sighet believe that the Germans will not
harm them if they are not provoked.
5) Why don’t people of
this town will think that the Germans will ever get that far?
There are a few years
mentioned in the book. 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945. Sighet is a little town in Transylvania.
4) What year is it? Where
Eli becomes concerned
with Moshe after he escaped from the train because he stops praying and seeing
and teaching Eli. Eli doesn’t believe what was happening to Jews, so he ignores
3) At this point in life,
with what is Eli concerned? Why?
was a poor humble man who worked at a Hasidic Synagogue. He became Elie’s
master and taught him about the Kabbalah and Jewish faith. Moshe
was a foreign Jew and had to be deported. When he came back to the little town,
he tried to warn everyone about what was happening to the Jews, but no one
believed him because they believed he wanted their pity, that he was imagining
thing’s, or he had gone mad.
2) Who is Moshe Beadle?
Why don’t people believe him?
The emotions expressed
are at first calm and hopeful because the town people know Hitler can’t harm
them. After deportation, there is a feeling of devastation and grief.
1)What attitudes or
emotions are expressed in the first section of Night? Give specific examples.
Deportees- people who have been
expelled or taken out of a country
Abstraction- the quality of dealing
with ideas rather than events.
designed or planned to serve a purpose or advantage
Hasidic- relating to or denoting
Hasidism, a mystical Jewish movement
a formal declaration that
someone is guilty of a criminal offense
restrict or burden
Program- a planned series of future events, items,
formal engagement to be
excerpt or remove
exit a country, migrate
Anti-Semitic- hostile to or prejudiced against Jews.
Liquidate- settle, bankrupt, kill
Annihilate- defeat, destroy, wipeout
Essence- spirit, concentrate, core
Zohar- the Kabbalistic works, the
secrets of Jewish mysticism
Fraught- to be tense or anxious
Mysticism- the experience of mystical union or
communion with ultimate reality reported by mystics.
Talmud- the collection
of Jewish law and oral tradition consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara; the
interpretation of the Torah.
Kabbalah- the ancient Jewish
tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible
Waiflike- fragile or frail
Surname- a hereditary name common to all members of
a family, as distinct from a given name.
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