God, save me from this misery! I can go on no longer!
Elie Wiesel, the narrator and main character of the book, lives in Sighet, Transylvania. He lived with his mother, father, and three sisters. He was very intrigued by kabbalah and wanted someone to teach him about it. He came across a man named Moishe the Beadle who offered to tutor Elie
Don't worry dad I'l make it through for you!!
Elie has to deal with the persecution of the Nazis and survive through selection. Elie struggles for the first time in his life with his faith in God and in Humanity. People also doubted Hitlers power and ignored Moishe the beadle when he tried to warn them of the injustice.
The Jews live through ghettos, camps, selection, and loosing their families. Many people have given up and would rather die than continue on living. Elie's father becomes sick with dysentery and Elie starts thinking about forgetting his sick father so he can survive.
Elie's father dies and he is left alone to survive by himself. He looses all faith in God and no longer dreams of a future but of a tomorrow. He is determined to live through this because if his father couldn't survive he would try to survive for him.
Elie was in Buchenwald after his father's death and barely got by. After a while American soldiers were quickly approaching the camp so he was told he would be moved to another camp again. On April 10th he was liberated and saved from the horrible life he was living.
Elie was saved but had became sick so he was brought to the hospital to heal. He started writing Night while he was recovering. He will NEVER forget the first time he saw himself in the mirror, when he saw his reflection he says he saw a corpse.