A light that shines through the darkness; the sun that shines through the night. When comparing Elie Wiesel’s “Night” to Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” one can observe many symbols and themes used to portray the activities that occur during their time. Whether symbols are used to show the dehumanization of the German Nazi’s or to allude to the idea that a world without God is present, symbols are used throughout both works. Elie Wiesel’s “Night” and Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” have very similar themes and the symbols used support this assertion. Fire appears throughout the book “Night” as a cruel abuse of the German Nazi’s power. On the way to Auschwitz, Madame Schachter receives a vision of fire that makes her seem like a mad woman. This vision serves the purpose to be foreshadowing device to the heinous future they will be experiencing. The fire is the cause of their disinterment; the destruction many of them will face when they meet their death at the crematoria by the hands of the German Nazi’s. to add on to the destruction the fire gives, Eliezer also witnesses the burning of little babies in a ditch by the hands of the Nazi’s. Fire plays a completely different role as to Jewish tradition and the Bible. In the Bible, fire is associated with God. Fire is associated with God and divine madness. In Gehenna (the Jewish version of Hell), the wicked are punished with fire. Just as the Jewish people in this time are being “punished”. The fire is punishing…
to exterminate all European Jews. After this announcement, six major concentration camps were established all throughout Europe (The “Holocaust” 2). Auschwitz was one of the six major concentration camps spread across Europe during World War ll, but the causalities here were incredibly higher than all the others. With roughly 9 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust all together, “About 1.1 million Jews were killed in Auschwitz, largely in the gas chambers” (The “Holocaust” 2). The gas chambers…
Elie Wiesel born was born Jewish American on September 30, 1928 in the town of Sighet, now part of Romania. During World War II he with his family and other Jews from the area were deported to the German Concentration and Extermination camps. Elie was separated from his mother and sisters. His mother and sister Tzipora were killed in the gas chambers upon arrival. In 1940 Romania lost the town of Sighet following the second Vienna Award. In 1944 Wiesel and his family lived in the larger of the two…
Mr. Marshall; Period 2
Term 4 Social Studies Writing Benchmark
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
AuschwitzBirkenau is the general term for the network of Nazi concentration and labor
camps, established near the Polish city of Oswiecim. Together this complex was the largest of all
the Nazi death camps across Europe and could hold upwards of 150,000 inmates at any given
The majority of prisoners held at Auschwitz were killed in the various gas chambers
though many died from starvation…
English ¾ Honors
26 January 2015
From the Night Comes a Dawn
In the memoir by Elie Wiesel detailing his experience in the Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust in the 1940s, Elie is a young boy of fifteen when he loses his faith in God. Having been raised in a community that had many Jewish people, he was surrounded by spirituality from a young age. His spiritual death from the concentration camps is one of the prominent themes of the book. Wiesel’s initial devotion to God and to his faith…
Two British travel agents have caused controversy by offering tours of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to stag parties. One of the packages includes a bar crawl through Krakow and a visit to a lap dancing club, followed by a tour of the former prison sites the next day. Holocaust survivors and their families think this is outrageous as do many others; however, some think it is a good idea.
Firstly, I think that it should not be used for stag do’s because it is a very a serious place that…
May 8, 2013
Elie Wiesel was born was September 30, 1928. He was born into a Jewish family and grew up with three sisters. During his childhood he lived in Sighet, Transylvania and attended the school Yeshiva where he perused religious studies. In 1944 at the age of fifteen Wiesel and his entire family were taken to Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp. While there he experienced horrible conditions. He daily saw people dying around him including…
Good morning Mr. Newman and fellow class mates, today I’m going to present to you my project on Mila 18 and on Auschwitz concentration camps.
Q#1 : So first off my segment of the book is from page 522-544. The dates of the story start approximately at the end of april 1948.
Q#2 : last time as Offir presented his project we remember 2 things
- the Nazi Germans try multiple time to capture the ghetto and they fail to infiltrate Mila 18
- the Nazi Germans drop bombs on the ghetto and burn down…
Mrs. Schachter who is the woman that Elie Wiesel mentioned during his trip to Auschwitz and is also the
woman that is saying this passage in the novel. This passage fits into the novel because Mrs. Schacter is
foreshadowing and describing the horrible fate that awaits for so many Jews at the concentration camp in
This passage horrifies me because she was foreshadowing the fate of many Jews who arrived in Auschwitz.
it is also horrifying to know that people…
Several times throughout the book, the narrator, Elie, mentions that he wants to die. What do you think gave him the strength to keep going until the end?
A: I believe he never necessarily wanted to die. I think he was dreaming of getting out of concentration camp. He must have been hopeful in some aspects in order to continue to the very end. Otherwise, if he wanted to die enough, he probably would have just let himself out of concentration camp the easy way.
2. Q: What do you think happened…
that even in the most brutalising conditions, people still behave humanely. To what extent do you agree?”
In the text Night, written by Elie Wiesel, it is a horrific story about how the Nazi’s invaded Wiesel’s hometown of Sighet, Hungry and where taken under German control and sent to many concentration camps. During his time at the concentration camps, Elie and fallow Jews were in harsh and unforgettable conditions and treated severe from the Germans that no one could imagine. There is plenty…