Elie Wiesel actually has two, not one, surviving family members from the Holocaust. Both of his older sisters. Hilda and Bea Wiesel survived the death camps, although they were separated from Elie during and after the wa... More »

Elie Wiesel's older sisters, Hilda and Beatrice, survived their internment at the Auschwitz concentration camp, met Wiesel after the camps were liberated and eventually immigrated to North America. Wiesel's younger siste... More »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

"Night" by Elie Wiesel is about a man named Eliezer and his experiences during the Holocaust. This story is similar to a memoir since Wiesel uses the character of Eliezer as a representative for himself in many ways. More »

The Holocaust took place primarily in Germany and Poland, but also in other countries that the Germans occupied during World War II. Concentration camps and violence against Jews spread through Central and Eastern Europe... More »