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Why do you think the townspeople refuse to believe the account told by Moshe the Beadle?

Why do you think the townspeople refuse to believe the account told by Moshe the Beadle?

Other people in the village refused to believe or listen to Moshe. Why did the villagers react the way they did to Moshe’s story? They were to outraged and in denial. They couldn’t believe such horrible things could happen.

How do the people of Sighet respond to Moishe the Beadle warnings?

The Jews of Sighet react by dismissing his warnings and claimed that Moishe had gone mad.

Why didn’t the townspeople listen to Moshe?

Let’s face it, the story Moishe had to tell was grim beyond compare. Who would want to listen and believe the tales of such atrocities? It was easier for the townspeople to dismiss Moishe as crazy than it was to acknowledge the very real evil insanity that was about to overtake them.

Why did Elie’s father refuse to leave his community?

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.

What is the ghetto in the book night?

What were the ghettos? “Mini” concentration camps in towns where Jews were forced to live before taken to the camps.

Who warned Elie’s dad at the window?

Elie mentions that after the war he discovered that a Hungarian police officer, who was friends with his father, was knocking on their window. The Hungarian officer had told Elie’s father before they entered the ghetto that he would warn them if they were going to be in danger.

What happens when Moishe the Beadle warns Sighet?

Moishe the Beadle tried to warn the Jews of Sighet that the Nazis would eventually invade their small town and brutally slaughter them. The Jews of Sighet react by dismissing his warnings and claimed that Moishe had gone mad.

How did Moshe the Beadle die?

The Nazis ordered the Jews to stand on the edge of the pits, whereupon they were shot dead. No one was spared; even small children and babies were brutally murdered by the Germans. Moshe himself was shot, but he managed to survive by playing dead.

What does Moishe the Beadle symbolize?

Moishe represents, first and foremost, an earnest commitment to Judaism, and to Jewish mysticism in particular. As Eliezer’s Cabbala teacher, Moishe talks about the riddles of the universe and God’s centrality to the quest for understanding.

What did those who no longer wished to taste the bitterness of terror do?

What actions do “those who no longer wished to taste the bitterness of terror” take? The actions that the Jews take were that they tried to calm her down and defend her. They were being compliant and obediant to protect Madame Schachter.

Why does Wiesel decide to be an invalid?

Wiesel decides to be an invalid because he knows that his father is in his last moments of his life, and he wants to be with his dad while he slowly passes away. Wiesel, after his father’s death, didn’t care about anything except food and survival for himself, and was completely desensitized.

Why does IDEK beat Elie’s father?

Idek beats Elie’s father because he was on edge, and when he exploded, his victim was Elie’s father, yelling at him about how he was not working. When Idek sees Elie out of his place and not working, he decided to whip him.

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 running. At the same time, the Rabbi was looking for the son who had deserted him. Elie heard a voice that he recognized, Juliek, the muscician from Warsaw who’d played the violin at Buna.

Why does Elie’s father seem to have more will to live than Meir Katz?

He felt it would be less torturous and far better to die than to go to the concentration camp and suffer more. Shlomo on the other hand believed that those hard days would not last forever and freedom would once again be restored to them. So Shlomo seemed to have more of a will to live than his friend Meir Katz.

Why does Elie Some years later ask a lady not to throw money to the poor?

Why does Elie, some years later, ask a lady not to throw money out to the poor? Because the kids were hurting each other for the money, and it reminded him of his fellow prisoners doing so for food. How is the passage describing the fight over a piece of bread in the open cattle car one of both horror and sadness?

Why had so many of the prisoners died during the night?

Why had so many of the prisoners died during the night? They had spent three days without food or water, and as they were being deported, they had run for hours and were exhausted; when the train finally came, it had no protection from the cold and snow. The SS wanted to get rid of the dead bodies.

What happens to the father and son on the cattle car?

The son is then beaten to death by two other men who take the bread from him. This scene between father and son stands in stark contrast to the previous scene where Elie comes to his father’s defense when some of the others think his father is dead and try to throw him from the train.

How old is Elie at the end of Chapter 7?

fifteen years

How long were they at Gleiwitz Where did they go next?

three days

What do the liberated prisoners do first?

Once the liberation took place, all the prisoners wanted was to eat. Elie recounts the events that happened after they were freed. Our first act as free men was to throw ourselves onto the provisions. Later on Elie gets sick from something in the food.

Do the released prisoners think of revenge?

Wiesel comments that none of the prisoners think of revenge when they are first freed. No matter what revenge Eliezer and the other prisoners may seek from the Nazis, there is no way that they can undo what has already been done.

What happened to the survivors of Auschwitz?

Other Jews who survived Auschwitz fled Poland after being liberated, living in displaced persons camps, scattering into a worldwide diaspora, or emigrating to British Palestine. The museum staff lived in former SS offices and did everything from groundskeeping to rudimentary preservation work to exhibit design.