Sunday, October 26, 2008

Part 2 of The Night

Hey Everyone,
This post will be about the next section of The Night, but first I would like to respond to a question by Roberta. In my last post I mentioned that Moishe asked Elie why he prayed. Elie's response to this was " Why do we breathe? Why do we eat?" This answer shows Elie's devotion to god. 

 Now back to the story.  We last ended with Moishe Telling Elie about what the Germans where doing to the foreign Jews. Elie and the other villagers did not believe Moishe so life went on an normal. In this section  of thew book a pro-Nazi leader is elected into government. The people of Sighet finally begin to worry when news reaches them them that the Nazis had invaded Hungarian territory.

Soon German solders Moved into Sighet. The solders are not violent or demanding. They just stay in some the villagers houses. the villagers are not hostile towards the solders, but they are still cautious and do not pray in front of them. Over a small period of time rules such as a curfew are established under penalty of death.

This section shows the first moves of oppression the Nazis make against the people of Sighet.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Part 1 of The Night

Hey Everyone,
I have recently finished the book, but will only put up posts about a few chapters at a time.
The Book starts out in a little jewish town by the name of Sighet. The is where Elie Wiesel ate, slept, and prayed for most of his childhood. It is in this chapter that Elie is first confronted with Kabbalah (the interpretation of the bible) by a man named Moishe. During hours spent at the synagogue the two of them would reside over such questions as "Why do we pray?" 

It during this time that the Germans make there first move against the Jews of Sighet. There is an order for every foreigner leave the town by German trucks. Unfortunately Elie's new friend Moishe is a foreigner and is forced yo leave the town. After this order, life in Sighet goes on as normal Until Moishe returns. Elie first sees him on the bench outside of the synagogue. After sitting down next to Moishe, Elie is told about what the Germans where doing outside of their little town. Elie and the rest of the town, all strong believers in gods mercy, do not heed his warnings.

These chapters show how at first people thought it impossible for people like Hitler to exist and therefor did nothing to protect themselves. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Project

Hey Everyone,
I am an eighth grader at KAS school. This year we are studying the Holocaust and our history teacher assigned a book to everyone in my class a book to read . The book I am reading is called Night. It is written by a holocaust survivor named Elie Wiesel. The book portrays the horrors of the holocaust and what it was like to experience  this tragedy. As i continue to read the book i will post the events going on in the book and my opinions on them.