- 1 What metaphor did Wiesel use to compare the world?
- 2 What does Elie mean when he says the world had become a hermetically sealed cattle car?
- 3 What number was given to Elie?
- 4 What lie does Elie tell Stein?
- 5 Is Madame Schachter a mad woman?
- 6 What prayers were people saying?
- 7 Why does Elie Thank God for mud?
- 8 What did Elie realize about Rabbi eliahou and his son?
- 9 How did Elie’s father die?
- 10 What reason was given for how Elie passed the selection?
- 11 What is tattooed on Elie?
- 12 Who Cried Fire I can see fire?
- 13 Why did Stein stop visiting Elie?
- 14 Why does does Stein stop coming?
- 15 Where does Elie go with his father after being in Auschwitz for three weeks?
What metaphor did Wiesel use to compare the world?
To what did Wiesel compare the world? He said the world was a “cattle wagon hermetically sealed.”
What does Elie mean when he says the world had become a hermetically sealed cattle car?
‘ The world had become a hermetically sealed cattle car. ‘ The narrator dictates. To the Jews in the cattle car, the world was no bigger than the small transportation vehicle they were locked in.
What number was given to Elie?
Elie’s number is A-7713. The SS authorities used tattooing primarily as a means of identification. After the Jews in the camp died, their clothing was removed, and this tattooed number was the only means of identifying the bodies.
What lie does Elie tell Stein?
Eliezer lies to Stein, telling him that his wife (Reizel) and children are fine. Eliezer’s lie allows Stein to find the will to live; Stein has no desire to survive unless his family is well. Though we don’t know for sure, we presume that Stein dies when he gets the real news—the news that his family is dead.
Is Madame Schachter a mad woman?
Mrs. Schächter, like Moishe, is another prophet-like character. She is a middle-aged woman who goes crazy after she’s separated from her husband and packed into a cattle car headed to Auschwitz.
What prayers were people saying?
The prayer that the people were reciting was the Kaddish which is the prayer for the dead. It was unusual as people have never recited this prayer for themselves.
Why does Elie Thank God for mud?
Why does Elie thank God for mud? He got new shoes, so the mud was concealing them so he wasn’t hit by the guards, and didn’t yet have to give up his shoes. What choice does each man have at Auschwitz? They have the option to work or go to the crematorium.
What did Elie realize about Rabbi eliahou and his son?
What did Elie realize about Rabbi Eliahou and his son? He realized that the son had been trying to lose his father as the men were all running during the evacuation. At the same time, the Rabbi was looking for his son.
How did Elie’s father die?
His father died of starvation and dysentery in the Buchenwald camp. Two other sisters survived. After the war, Mr Wiesel lived in a French orphanage and went on to become a journalist. He wrote more than 60 books, starting with Night, a memoir based on his experiences in the death camps.
What reason was given for how Elie passed the selection?
In chapter 5 of Night, the advice given to Elie to pass the selection process is to move his limbs to give himself some color, run rather than walk, not look at the SS, and not be afraid.
What is tattooed on Elie?
Elie is tattooed with the serial number A-7713 on his left arm. Interestingly, prisoners were only tattooed at the Auschwitz concentration camp complex during the Holocaust. The tattoos served as a means of identifying the prisoners and they would have to show their tattoos to the Nazi officers before receiving food.
Who Cried Fire I can see fire?
the German soldiers were polite and reasonable, the Russian army was making gigantic strides against the Germans, and they reasoned that it was merely a plot to steal jewelry. Who cried, ” Fire! I can see fire!”? It was Madam Schachter.
Why did Stein stop visiting Elie?
Elie lied because he wanted Stein to have some hope of them surviving and so the German’s didn’t know about them. He stops seeing them because the German leader who was running it was replaced and he decides to take a transport to see Reizel and his two boys.
Why does does Stein stop coming?
Why does Stein stop coming to see Elie? – Steins stops coming to see Elie because he realized the real news, and that Elie lied to them, so he was in despair and lost hope, so he doesn’t go to see Elie and his father anymore.
Where does Elie go with his father after being in Auschwitz for three weeks?
SS units evacuate Auschwitz in January. Elie and his father are transferred to Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar Germany.