Press "Enter" to skip to content

What are the conditions like at Buna night?

The barracks were unsanitary, cramped, hot, and unsafe for the prisoners to live in, especially with all of the feces everywhere. Many prisoners became ill from lack of food and intense labor, soiling what little housing they had.

What happened in Birkenau in night?

Birkenau is a part of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and it is the place where Elie and his family get off the train. Birkenau is the location of the large crematoria in which inmates are immediately burned to death if they are not capable of working.

When did he arrive at Auschwitz and then at Buna?

When he arrives at Auschwitz and then at Buna, Wiesel describes scenes he will never forget. What scenes, ideas, or feelings from the memoir do you find unforgettable? There where many scenes, ideas and feelings from his memoir which I found unforgettable.

Why was Elie and his father separated?

Using a conductor’s baton, he separated the men into two groups by assessing their physical condition and by asking such questions as age, occupation, and overall health; the purpose was to separate those who could work from those who could not. What did another prisoner say would happen to Elie’s group?

How does Elie get separated from his mother and sisters?

How did Elie and his father get separated from Mother and Tzipora? Dr. Mengele’s selection at concentration camp. Right away, the men are separated from the women and children.

Why didn’t Elie his family leave Sighet while they could?

He wants his father to sell everything and liquidate his business so that the family can move to Palestine. However, his father refuses to do so because he says that he is too old and cannot start over again.

How did Elie changed in a short time?

In a short time, Elie has learned to think of his own survival first. He has become callous, and does not react when his own father is hurt. He is starting to lose confidence in his God and his faith seeing all the horrible things that have happened and are being done to everyone just in the last couple of weeks.

Why does Elie’s father ask him about Madame Schachter?

Why does Eliezer’s father ask him, “Do you remember Mrs. Schachter in the train?”? Because she mentioned the flames on the way to the first camp, and she was right about the fire.

In what way is Mrs Schachter similar to Moishe the Beadle?

How is Madame Schachter like Moshe the Beadle? Does she, too, know or sense something that others refuse to believe ? She like Moishe tries to warn everyone, but they are declared as mad, and no one needs the warning. She does know.

How are Moshe the Beadle and Mrs Schachter similar?

Moshe the Beadle and Madame Schachter are two characters that represent this. Both are not silenced by the Nazis, but rather the Jewish people of Sighet. Both of them are rejected by their own people. Madame Schachter is silenced emotionally and physically when she keeps screaming of fire.

Why do the other passengers hit Madame Schachter and tie her up?

Why do other passengers hit Madame Schachter and tie her up? They hit her because she kept screaming and wouldn’t be quiet while others were trying to rest. What is the abominable odor in the air at Auschwitz? The odor is the smell of burning flesh from the crematorium.