Moshe the Beadle, in the story called "Night," is Elie Wiesel's spiritual adviser in his Jewish faith. Despite the fact that Moshe disappears after the first few pages of the book, the ideas he teaches Elie resonate thro... More » History Modern History World War 2

In Elie Wiesel's memoir "Night," his father, Shlomo, appears as a mostly static character. Through the story, the reader sees Shlomo's slow and steady decline from a community leader to a man who died of dysentery in the... More » History Modern History World War 2

While Elie Wiesel likely never elaborated explicitly on his choice of the title for "Night," it's responsible to conclude that he selected it for its extraordinary symbolic power. The theme of entering darkness operates ... More » History Modern History World War 2
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