Persecution around the world
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Elie Wiesel and his family went through a long journey. Elie was fifteen years old when this all started. They were told that they had to leave the small ghetto. So they were told to get on train and they were being shipped to who knows where. The Jews were confused they had no idea where they were going. They got to a camp and it was horrifying they could smell dead corpses burning. It was human flesh. Elie got separated from his mom and sister. But Elie got to go with his father. They had to lie about there age to stay alive and to be together. Elie and his father went through many obstacles. They changed roles throughout the book. They went from father son to peers and last but not least from Elie growing up and being like the father.
What I liked about the book was the figurative language they compared different things. Also I liked the reversal of roles between Chlomo and Elie.
I liked the book but I did not like how the Germans treated the Jews its horrible I don’t think I could do that to anyone. I also would not be able to watch someone get hanged.
What can you learn from reading this book?
I think that you can learn about how the Germans treated the Jews and also that people treat each other the same as back then and they say no its different now . People say how horrible it is but they do the same thing.
Essential Questions:
What are some root causes of persecution?
Dictators that take over or different religions that don’t get along and they fight.
What are some current examples of persecution that take place in today’s world?
Darfur, Crisis in the Congo, and Genocide in Cambodia
What does Night teach us about what it means to be human?
That people felt like they died already because they had no name no freedom and no personality. So when Elie left the camps he felt like he came back alive and got his life back. So Night teaches us that being yourself is a big part of your life.