Monday, June 2, 2008

Section 6

Eliezer and the other prisoners are on a march, nad Eliezer still marches even though he has terrible pain in his foot.During the march, the SS guards shoot anyone who cannot keep up with the march. Elie is determined to keep marching in the thought of his father. Forty-two miles later, the prisoners are granted permission to rest. Eliezer and his father find a roofless brick factory and rest in there. They look outside and see the terrible sight of frozen corpses and half-frozen, tired prisoners.Eliezer wakes up to see his father's beautiful smile. Eliezer wonders why in this hard time he is smiling. The surviving prisoners walk for several more hours until they reach Gleiwitz, another concentration camp. Upon arrival, they are stuffed into barracks on top of one another. Eliezer is nearly suffocated by the man on top of him but he is sustained by the sound of his friend Juliek's violin.The march continues the next day because of Russian advances. Eliezer sneaks over to his dad's sector and they are stuffed into trains and are departed.

section 5

In section 5 of night Elie starts to doubt god because of all the suffering he has seen and gone threw. He asks himself how could God let this go on.On Yom Kippur many Jews fasted and even though Elie is Jewish, he decides he cannot fast and decides to eat. As Eliezer is separted from his father, he becomes worried for his father's conditon and safety. He is later sent away to a different camp and cannot see his father. His father has survived somehow,and eventually Elie tells a rabbi about his lack of faith in God.As Eliezer is in the hospital because of the severe cold weather, news that the Russian army is coming provides hope. The Germans decide to leave because of the news and Eliezer and his father decide to evacuate as well.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Section 4

Elie is question first then she was assigned to a small group of prisoners who's job was to wire the electricity. Elie's father is in the same group but is put i the musicians bunk, were he meets 3 young people named Juliek, Yosi, and Tibi. All three of the people are zionist. Elie wants to move to palestine with them. They want to go to palestine to start a creation of the Jewish homelands. Somebody found out that Elie had a gold crown on one of his teeth and he is sent to the dentist. Elie however, lies his way out of the appointment say that he is ill. Idek beats Elie badly, next Elie’s father is brutally beaten by Idek. Elie expresses anger at his dad’s inability to dodge Idek’s rage. Franek, the prisoner foreman, demands Elie’s gold crown. Franek wants the crown so he beats Elies father until he gives it to him. A few hours later a man is hung in the middle of the camp, because he stole something.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Post 3 Pg 29-46

This section of the book the people who are being captured are becoming more and more weak, and are being killed off faster. Elie and his father are kept together but he most likely will never see the rest of his family again. A prisioner at the camp helps Elie and his dad out by telling the that they should lie about how old they are. He tell Elie that he should tell them he is eighteen, and he tells his father to tell him he is forty. In real truth Elie is fifteen and his father is 50.Elie is put to work because he lied about his age. There are two pits that are used to burn the bodies of infants and adults. All the prisioners see these pits and begin to cry because they now now their fate.A nazi officer says that they could be cremated or they could keep working. Elie's father asks to go to the bathroom, and he is beaten. All the prisioners are moved from Auschwitz to Buna.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

pages 21-28

The jews were crambed together in cars n forced to go to to a concentration camp. The German lieutinant told the people in the car that if they try to escape that they would be shot like dogs.Their was no room to stand or to lay down. he was also had a lady named Mrs.Schachter, who had gone mad.They ran short on food, they ate less to save for the next day. The train stopped in Kaschua, and they were allowed to go to the hospital car. They were then told that there was 80 people in that train car. Mrs. schachter woke up in the middle of the night one day and started yelling "fire, I see fire, huge flames". She was crazy, they tired her up gaged her and eventually she stopped .They were then informed that families would not be divided and they were told of there jobs. They went to bed and were woken by the screaming of Madame Scachter. She was again screaming about the "Fire," but nothing was there. They woke up at a concentration camp.

Monday, April 21, 2008

pages 3-22

Elie Wiesel, a young jewish boy, was treated very harshly, and seen very grusome things as a young man. He tried to find a master to teach him the zorah and the kabbalah, but none of the people he asked were free. So he and his father read a page over and over until he could get what it was saying.
Elie was told the story by Moishe the Beadle of how a group of prisoners were takin into the woods, told to dig trenches, and then were shot an put in their own trenches. Babies were thrown in the air an made target practice for the soldiers machine guns. Moishe the Beadle eventually becomes Elie's master.The Germans eventually invaded Hungaria. Next the Germans were in Sighet, The place were Elie lived. The Germans began to create a strong hold on the town. Their laws were: jews must stay inside for three days, Jews should have no items of value, Jews were forced to wear a yellow star, Jews were forced to live in povrty strickin neiborhoods. These were very harsh conditions for the jewish community of Sighet.
Elis's father called a meeting that alot of people came to. This meeing was called to find a way to get out from under the german thresh hold.