Night By Elie Wiesel

The book Night was written by Elie Wiesel it is also about a true story he was
just a child when it all happened. The book starts off as a little boy that is

12 years old his name is Eliezer he and is three other siblings Hilda the oldest
girl then Bea and the baby of the family Tzipora all lived with there mother and
father they were a small little Jewish family. Elieís family owned a little
shop but only Hilda and Bea could help and Elie had to stay in school. Elie
wanted to learn the perilous world of mysticism, which is a form of the Jewish
religion that only one can study at the age of thirty. Elieís father was not
up to discuss the matter much cause the answer that Elie received was not the
one he wanted to hear. So Elie found a man named Moshe the Beadle he was a kind,
funny and poor normally the people in Sighet would hate poor people that lived
on the streets but Moshe was different he was kind and caused no harm. When Elie
told Moshe that he wanted to learn about mysticism Moshe looked very surprised
that a 12 year old would want an old poor man that sits an a synagogue all day
and prays to teach him the mysteries of the mysticism. Moshe started teaching

Elie everyday but one day the Hungarian police started cramming all the Jews in

Sighet into little cattle car on a train. Every one that was inside was safe but
if you were in the street you were taken. The very next day when Elie went to
the synagogue to meet Moshe he was not there he had been taken. Elie wept and
told his father what had happened to Moshe but it was like telling on him self
for going behind his fatherís back and learning mysticism. In 1942 Moshe
escaped death and came back to Sighet and was trying to tell every one what had
happened to him but nobody listened not one single person of the town of Sighet
would even hear him out. When he came to Elieís house Elieís father Chlomo
told Moshe he was not welcome there any longer. The next day Elie went looking
for Moshe to find out what happened to him. Elie found Moshe weeping in the
synagogue. Moshe told Elie that all the Jews in Sighet were going to die and he
himself almost died he said that the Germans would throw little babies in the
air and let the gunners have target practice that they would make the prisoners
dig giant holes then take off there clothes and line up on the edge of the hole.

They would one by one shoot people and they would fall into the hole there was a
man he said that was begging to be killed before his three sons. The only way
that Moshe stayed alive is that he was shot in the leg and fell in the hole and
was mistaken for dead. He said there where three other people that were not dead
yet and a lady that that was trapped under dead bodies including her baby. This
was in 1942 now its 1943 and Elieís mom is looking for a nice young man to
marry her daughter Hilda. It was then quite in the town of Sighet until 1944
they heard over the radio that Hitlerís army wasnít going to be able to come
in to the town of Sighet and hurt any more people because the Russianís front
line was moving in. Then the town of Sighet believed the radio and didnít
think that they were in danger of be EXTERMINATED. All of a sudden all of these
troops start coming in the town and nobody thinks to much of it. Until all the

Jews where told that they were to give all there items of any value to the

Hungarian police then they told them that they were not able to leave the house
after 6:00p.m. Moshe came to Elieís house and told Elieís dad that he told
him what would happen and nobody listened to him. Then he ran off in to the dark
street. The Jews were made to yellow stars on there shirts. Then came the

Ghettos there were two ghettos a big one and a smaller one the lager one was

4streets long and 4streets wide but the smaller one that Elieís family was in
was just made up of