Night
Elie Wiesel
Contributed by Vernita Mires
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Chapter 1

In 1941, Eliezer, the narrator of the story, is a preteen boy from Sighet, a Transylvanian town annexed by Hungary but now part of Romania. The 12 ...

Chapter 2

The Jews are loaded into cattle cars and subjected to unbearable conditions. There is suffocation, intense heat, and little space to sit. All the p...

Chapter 3

The concentration camp at Birkenau is meant to segregate useful individuals from weaker ones who ultimately would be shunted out or killed. Of the ...

Chapter 4

After the mandatory quarantine period and medical checks, Eliezer is assigned to a prisoner’s unit with a job to count electrical fittings in a w...

Chapter 5

Towards the end of summer, it is time for the Jews to celebrate the festivals of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Ato...

Chapter 6-7

The prisoners are evacuated from Buna at night during a snowstorm. Anybody who gets tired and stops running is shot by the German police. Zalman, r...

Chapter 8-9

Eliezer’s father loses a great deal of health during their journey to Buchenwald. He sits in the snow and is reluctant to move. He seems to have ...

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