Night Chapter Summary 1-6
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Elie meets Moishe the Beadle at the synagogue so that he could study Kabbalah, and Moishe asks him questions and they discuss their religion, "Why did I pray?Strange Question."(Wiesel 4). Then, the people of Sighet are placed into ghettos and under Hungarian authority.
They were put into cattle cars and transported to Birkenau, "We had arrived. In Birkenau"(Wiesel 28). Along the way, Mrs.Schachter had hallucinations of fire outside, and this disturb the people in the car, " 'Fire! I see a fire! I see a fire!' "(Wiesel 24).
Elie is separated from his mother and sister, and is with his father. The prisoners marched and got to Auschitz, "Work makes you free. Auschitz"(Wiesel 40). After staying in Auschwitz for three weeks, Elie and the other prisoners move to Buna.
Elie is put into a working group at a warehouse of electrical parts, and has a Kapo with anger problems, "Only Idek, the Kapo, occasionally has fits of madness"(Wiesel 50). Elie's golden crown is taken from him, and two hangings occur at the end of the chapter, "The executioner had completed his work"(Wiesel 62).
Elie loses faith in God, and questions why he would allow so many Jews to experience the horror, "I was the accuser, God the accused"(Wiesel 68). Elie's foot was hurt while working and he went to the infirmary, but could not fully heal because all of the prisoners were evacuating, "All they could utter was one word: 'Evacuation.' "(Wiesel 81). Elie was not able to fully heal.
They begin to run from the camp, if anyone stops, they are shot, "If one of us stopped for a second, a quick shot eliminated the filthy dog"(Wiesel 85). They stop at an abandoned village and rest, then they arrive at Gleiwitz, and are put into barracks. They left the barracks and were put on a train to leave. Juliek, the boy from Warsaw, died while in the barracks.
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