Thursday, April 24, 2008

Night (Pages 3-22)

Elie is a 12 year old boy who lives in Sighet. He, his parents, siblings, and his friends are all Jewish. Elie studies Kabbalah. He was asked why he prays, and he said he didn't know.
One day, all of the Jews were expelled from Sighet. The Hungarian police had forced them out.
Life eventually went back to normal for him for a short period. Moishe the Beadle, and Elie's 'mentor', tried to warn the Jews that something catastrophic was coming soon. No one listened.
Eventually, because of the war, Gestapo officers began to put all Jews in convoys. Elie and his family wanted to stick together as long a possible. After loading up everyone, the cattle cars began to move and Elie and his family were on their way....

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