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The Night Essay, Research Paper Title of work: NIGHT Author and Date: Elie Wiesel, 1960 Country of Author: Transylvania Characters: Moshe the Beadle— was one of the first of the Jew to be taken away that Elie knew closely. Moshe then escaped the massive ditches of death and was able to return to Sighet to tell them of what the Germans were doing. The rest of the people even Elie, thought that he had gone mad, so he pitied him. Oberkapo— was apart of the 52nd cable unit at Buna who was Dutch. He also sabotaged the PowerStation. He had stocks of arms and was found and arrested. He was tortured for weeks, but never gave names of who else was involved. He was then transferred to Auschwitz. Madame Schachter — she was one of the ladies on the train to Auschwitz that was

having illusions and screaming out loud on the train that there was fire outside of the windows. Everytime she that, the other people being gullible as they were, would look out the window. They soon tired of this, so they tied her up and gagged. The ordeal continued as she was able to free herself from her restraints and began yelling again. The other men finally smacked her around a little bit to knock a little common sense back into her, as her 10 year old son watched and tried to comfort her. She must have been suffering from terrible dehydration. Akiba Drumer— He is a man that puts all of his faith into god, no matter what is happening at the moment, he believes that god will save him or protect him. He doesn’t want to open his eyes to the reality of things, where he

could be the next one hanged in the middle court of the camp as an example of their relentless power over them. He even calculated that their deliverence was to be only a few weeks away, I think people began to tire of him as Elie did who realized that if their was a true god, they would have to be so many suffering like they were. Settings: Sighet— This is the town that Elie came from with his family in the country of Transylvania. It was a moderate town that was mainly Jews at the time. Auschwitz— The camp they were first taken to when they were deported from their recent country. It didn’t seem to be all that bad in the way they treated them personally, unless the camp itself killed them. Anytime, they could have been killed for the heck of it. Auschwitz also seemed like

a processing center before another group of Jews had to march to another camp called Buna. Crematory— It is what it says. These were used to cremate anybody unsatisfactory to live or just to get rid of anyone that wasn’t doing what they were told to do. Big Ghetto— This was the bigger area that Jews took apart of the city, that meant that there were more Jews situated in this area than other parts, including the small ghetto. Electric Factory— created electric for the camp to run it electricity off of. Small Ghetto— this is probably the area closer to the outside of the suburbs that the Jews had settled into of Sighet. Train—it was the transportation between Sighet and the camp of Auschwitz. The people complained of hunger, the heat was unbearable, they had not

brought enough food for the entire trip since they hadn’t known how long it would be, and there wasn’t enough water to go around, so their were cases of dehydration like that of Madame Schachter. Plot Summary: The main plot of the story is the autobiography of himself in the book, NIGHT as it is during the holocaust. It shows just how the average Jew in the path of the rampant German Army were almost blind to the fact that they were coming to eliminate them. In the story, it tells how friends of his were making presumptions that the German Army would never reach Transylvania, that they would be stopped by allied forces or by the Russian Army, so they never even had the chance to become prepared to flee or what was about to happen in the coming weeks. Before the Jews in their