Flashcards in Night Elements Deck (10):
Sighet, Transylvania; Aushwitz-Birkenau; Buna; Gleiwitz; Buchenwald; during World War II
Elie Wiesel, Sholomo Wiesel, Moishe the Beadle, Idek, Juliek, Yossi, Tibi, Madame Schacter, Bea, Hilda
The Jews, represented by Elie Wiesel
The innocent Jews are harshly and unfairly treated by the severe, "evil" Nazis, acting out of Antisemitism, and Elie Wiesel is a teenager who witnesses the Nazis' acts of sheer brutality and clear immorality.
Elie's father is beaten to death, and is sent to the crematorium at Buchenwald.
Protagonist cannot accept:
The loss of his own friends, family, and freedom, and the fact that his God would abandon the Jewish people
Elie Wiesel and the Buchenwald camp are liberated by the United States, and Wiesel is sent to a hospital because of food poisoning, and the Jews never seek revenge.
When a Jewish family experiences the horrors of the Holocaust, the son is exposed the harshness of the Nazis through the camps.