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This guide will assists year 10 students with their English novel 'Night'.
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About the Author

You can view information about Elie Wiesel here.

 

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The Senior Campus Library has a number of resources that will support your study of the novel Night.

Please go to 940.53 to find books about the Holocaust.

 

 

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About 'Night'

Born in a Hungarian ghetto, Elie Wiesel was sent as a child to the Nazi death camps of Aushwitz and Buchenwald. Night is the story of that atrocity; here he relates his childhood perceptions of an inhumanity that was as painful as it was absolute.

 

Oprah Interview with Elie Wiesel

 

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Important Quotes from the Novel

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” 

“I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it . . .”

“Bread, soup - these were my whole life. I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time.” 

“The world? The world is not interested in us. Today, everything is possible, even the crematoria...” 
“To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” 

“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed....Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.”

That night, the soup tasted of corpses.”

“His cold eyes stared at me. At last, he said wearily: "I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people.”

“I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.”

 

 

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