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How old were Elie and his father supposed to say they were?
Eliezer and his father meet a prisoner, who counsels them to lie about their ages. Eliezer, not yet fifteen, is to say that he is eighteen, while his father, who is fifty, is to say that he is forty.
What was Elie father last words?
At dawn on January 29, Elie wakes and discovers that another invalid occupies his father’s bunk. He assumes that his father has been taken to the crematory and recalls that his father’s final word was “Eliezer.” Too weary for tears, Elie realizes that death has liberated him from a doomed, irretrievable burden.
What were Elie’s and his father’s actual ages What did they tell the SS Their ages were why did they lie?
The inmate told them to lie about their age because if they were too young or too old, they would be killed right away by the Germans. Why does the inmate tell Elie and his father to lie about their age? The strong men were taken away because they were needed to work in the crematoria for the Germans.
How old is Ellie Night?
Franklin writes that Night is the account of the 15-year-old Eliezer, a “semi-fictional construct”, told by the 25-year-old Elie Wiesel. This allows the 15-year-old to tell his story from “the post-Holocaust vantage point” of Night’s readers.
What 2 items were Jews allowed to keep?
What two personal items are the Jews allowed to keep? Watches and Pants.
Who died in the book Night?
Death 5: As Elie witnesses the hanging of the young pipel, he feels that it is his God who is hanging on the gallows. Elie identifies with the death of the young pipel because he undergoes a similar slow, painful, spiritual death.
What happened to Elie’s mother and sister?
Mr Wiesel’s mother and one sister were killed in Nazi death chambers. 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.
How old is Elie at this point in the book?
Elie is about to turn fifteen and his father is fifty years old. Elie says that he is eighteen and his father says he is forty. They are advised to lie about their age because they will have better oppertunities of living and better working conditions. The younger and healthier the better it is for them.
How old is Elie Wiesel and his father?
Answers 1. Elie is about to turn fifteen and his father is fifty years old. Elie says that he is eighteen and his father says he is forty. They are advised to lie about their age because they will have better oppertunities of living and better working conditions.
What did the fellow prisoner tell Elie and his father?
The objects they had brought with them and their allusions What ages did the fellow prisoner tell Elie and his father to say they were? 18 and 40 What were their actual ages? 14 and 50 What did Elie see happening to the children as he and his father were being processed into Auschwitz? How did this sight affect him?
How does Elie describe his transformation in night?
He had to work at the crematory Elie describes his transformation at the camp as “the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames. There remained only a shape that looked like me.