Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel is well known as a Holocaust survivor, an author and a Nobel Peace laureate. His best known book is the largely autobiographical work "Night" in which he describes the experiences of an adolescent boy amid the horrors of the Holocaust. In recommending him, the Nobel Peace Committee described him as 'a messenger to mankind.'

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What are some ironic quotes in Night at the end?

"Three days after the liberation of Buchenwald I became very ill with food poisoning. I was transferred to the hospital and spent two weeks between life and death." (page 115)

This is Ironic because the moment he was liberated (freed) he was back to struggling to live, and he was struggling to live in the concentration camps.

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Why did Elie's father wish Elie would had gone with his mother and why is this ironic?

i don't know why its ironic but Elie's father wish Elie would had gone with his mother because he didn't want to see his son's death...so "i think" the irony is that he never did get to see his son's death but his son get to see his

The irony is from that fact that most likely Elie's mother and sister were sent to the gas chambers. While it is unknown if his mother and sister died then or later, Elie comments at that part in the book that he was "leaving my mother and sister forever" (page 29). The irony of his fathers comment could be from the fact that he believes they are headed for death, and that Elie's mother and sister lived, when the opposite seems true. In a desire to see his son spared Elie's father unknowingly wished for his son to be killed.
I think it is ironic because if Elie would have gone with his mother and sister he would have died. But since he didn't he got to live and tell the story.

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What chapter did madame Schachter have her vision?

Chapter 2 page 24

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What type of character Is Elie Wiesel?

He was a smart gentle man that cared for people like his father. He was pretty deeply religious as well.

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Why was elie ashamed of his own behavior?

He wanted to abandon his dad, and the thought of that made him feel ashamed. Later his father dies, and he feels a burden lifted from him, yet falls into a depression.

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In night what page dose Elie get surgery?

pg. 75

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What occupation doe elie's say he is?


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How did elie react when someone struck his father?

I believe you are refering to Elie Wiesel's book, Night. His father and he were holocaust victims, and both were struck repeatedly. Elie's initial reactions were anger, fury, and other similar emotions, but these soon gave way to fear that he would be hit next and helplessness at his inability to stop the repeated beatings.

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How old was Elie Wiesel when he was imprisoned by the Nazi's?


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How do you pronounce Birkenau?

you pronounce berk-ken-now for birkenau

or Beer-ken-ow

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Did Elie survive the Holocaust from the book night?

Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust because he had a strong father son relationship and was strong and young. He survived despite a loss of faith and dehumanization.

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What year was Elie Wiesel freed from the camps?

April 1945

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Did Elie Wiesel have a brother?

No. He had three sisters. Hilda (the oldest), Bea, and Tzipora ( the youngest). Hilda and Bea survived the war but Tzipora died with Elie's mother in the gas chambers.

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What were the objectives of the medical examinations?

to determine who was fit to work, if not they'll be left to kill.

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What qualities make Elie Wiesel a leader?

the way he was. trying to protect his father

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What was Shlomo Wiesel's occupation?

shopkeeper, Jewish council

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What is Elie Wiesel's Spouse's name?

"In 1969, Wiesel married Marion Erster Rose, a divorced woman from Austria"

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How do other people in the car react to Madame Schachter in the book Night?

They angrily tell her to be quiet and when she doesn't, they gag, tie, and beat her up to make her be quiet. They are scared because the German officials might hear her and they will get in trouble.

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Who is Mr wiesel in the book Night?

I think it's Eliezer's dad.

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Why does Elie Wiesel lose faith in himself in the book Night?

Just imagine you have been told your whole life that GOD is all around you and when you are in trouble he is there to protect you and all he needs from you is Faith in him and now you are in really trouble and he is not there to help not even for a split second

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Who is Elie Wiesel?

Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor.

A Holocaust victim who survived and became the recipient of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE ( /ˈɛli vɨˈzɛl/; Hungarian: Wiesel Lázár; born September 30, 1928)[1] is a Romanian-born Jewish-American[1] writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps.[2] Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the Algemeiner Journal newspaper.

When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind", stating that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps", as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace", Wiesel had delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.[3]

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 World War II
  • 3 After the war
  • 4 Life in the United States
  • 5 Recent
    • 5.1 2007 attack on Wiesel
  • 6 Controversy over historical and religious rights to Jerusalem
  • 7 Awards and honors
  • 8 Works
  • 9 See also
  • 10 Notes
  • 11 Bibliography
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Early lifeThe house where Wiesel was born

Wiesel was born in Sighet,[4] Transylvania (now Sighetu Marmaţiei), Maramureş, Kingdom of Romania,[4] in the Carpathian Mountains. His mother, Sarah Feig, was the daughter of Dodye Feig, a celebrated Vizhnitz Hasid and farmer from a nearby village. He was active and trusted within the community, and in the early years of his life had spent a few months in jail for having helped Polish Jews who escaped and were hungry. It was his father, Chlomo, who instilled a strong sense of humanism in his son, encouraging him to learn Hebrew and to read literature, whereas his mother encouraged him to study the Torah. Wiesel has said his father represented reason, and his mother Sarah promoted faith.[5] In his home, his family spoke Yiddish most of the time, but also Romanian, Hungarian and German.[6][7] Wiesel had three sisters - older sisters Hilda and Beatrice, and younger sister Tzipora. Beatrice and Hilda survived the war and were reunited with Wiesel at a French orphanage. They eventually emigrated to North America, with Beatrice moving to Montreal, Canada. Tzipora, Chlomo and Sarah did not survive the war.
Elie (Eliezer) Wiesel is a novelist, journalist and Nobel Prize winner. He was born an Orthodox Jew in Romania, survived the concentration camps and wrote about his experiences. He became a spokesman for survivors and dedicated his life to recording the horrors of the Holocaust and helping victims of oppression and racism.

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Is Night by Elie Weisel on a sixth grade level?

No, it is on the grade 12 reading list. As well it is a very mature book and contains a lot of graphic descriptions of gruesome things that happened in the concentration camps.

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What is Elie Wiesel's father name?

Elie Wisel father's name Chlomo or Shlomo Wiesel

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What were the prisoner's rations at each meal?

The prisoners rations are a small chunk of salami and a piece of stale bread.

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Why is eliezer taken to the infirmary in the book night?

He has a swollen foot and needs to have surgery.


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