What did Eliezer’s new name become when it was tattooed on his arm?
After 3 weeks in Auschwitz, what camp do they march to next?
Section 4 (pg. 47-65)
What does one of the tent leader’s aides want from Eliezer?
The dentist wasn’t looking for cavities but instead ___________.
Golden teeth or gold crowns that could be sold for money
What work assignment did Eliezer and his father get?
Sorted electrical wiring, nuts, and bolts
How did Eliezer avoid getting his gold tooth extracted by the dentist?
First time, pretended to be sick—Told to come back next day
Second time, pretended to be sick—Told to come back next week
Third time the dentist had been sent away or killed for selling the gold teeth and crowns
What does Franek want from Eliezer?
His gold tooth
What was Eliezer’s punishment for seeing Idek with the Polish girl?
25 lashings (whips)
What did the sirens go off?
An air raid/Air bomb practice
This was used during WWII to prepare for the possibility of a bomb attack from troops. People would hide in fallout shelters or inside buildings when there was a enemy plane on the radar, so that troops/enemies would not be able to see any people outside on the ground from above
Section 5 (pg. 66-84)
On Rosh Hashanah, what did Eliezer lose?
On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, what did Eliezer decide to do?
Any Jew celebrating Yom Kippur would have fasted on this day for God to judge them
Eliezer was transferred to a new Kommando—what was it?
Moving heavy blocks from one part of camp to another
Why did Eliezer’s father give him his knife and spoon?
He was chosen for selection and this was Elie’s “Wiesel Inheritance” because his father had nothing else left in the world to hand down to his son
Why did Eliezer need an operation?
His foot was infected
Much bacteria were in the camps, and if Elie got scratched or hurt, the bacteria would get into his body (like his foot) and he would be more susceptible to disease
What does the faceless man in the hospital say about Hitler?
Hitler always keeps his promises
He never once lied about what he was going to do to the Jews
With the advancement of the Red Army, what was the decision of the camp?
Move everyone out
Section 6 (pg. 85-97)
What happened to people who couldn’t keep up the pace in the march?
Shot and trampled in the snow
Who is Rabbi Eliahu looking for?
His son (who was next to Elie for a while in the march)
Thought to have either been trampled, or to have run away to get away from his father for survival
What the prisoners finally arrive at Gleiwitz and struggle to sleep, what sound comes through?
Beethoven would have been outlawed for a Jew to play because he was a German composer. Jews would not have been allowed to play Germany composer’s music due to the idea that they weren’t “pure” enough to play it.
How do Eliezer and his father avoid selection
At the end of this section, where do the prisoners march to?
A train station, to go to Buchenwald
Section 7 (pg. 98-103)
When the train stops, what do the SS command the prisoners to do?
Throw out the dead bodies
What happens when bread is thrown into the train?
They fight for it like dogs
What happens to the old man when he comes up with some bread?
His son goes after him for the bread, and kills him
On the 3rd day, what does someone try to do to Eliezer?
Elie Wiesel never finds out who this person was or why they were trying to strangle him on the cattle car
Where did the train bring the prisoners?
One hundred people got on the train, how many got off?
88 people died
Section 8 (pg. 104-112)
In regards to his father, what does Eliezer mean when he says, “I knew that I was no longer arguing wit him but Death itself.”
Shlomo Wiesel was so sick and far gone that there was no point talking to him—he had already given in to death and given up hope (VERY sick)
What does Eliezer feel ashamed about?
Wanting his father to die to lift the burden of keeping Shlomo safe off Elie’s shoulders
Why weren’t the sick in the infirmary given any food?
They were already dying and the SS officers didn’t want to waste any food on the dying, but instead give it to the living who would work
What was Eliezer’s dad suffering from?
A bacterial disease that gets into the water that causes severe stomach pains and bowel problems where the more you drink water, the more the bacteria gets into your system. If you don’t drink the water you may die from dehydration
But if you do drink the water, you may die from the bacteria
What was the “poison” to his father even though he begged his son to give him some?
What was his father’s last word?
Elie’s name: “Eliezer”
What was Eliezer always thinking about?
On April 5th, what did the Germans decide to do with all of the prisoners at Buchenwald?
Shoot them, send them out, and blow up the camp to destroy any evidence
On April 10th, they were going to kill the remaining 20,000 prisoners and then blow up the camp. What happens to deter it?
There is a resistance planned and a sneak attack from allied forces
The next morning, on April 11th, on their way to be killed (the prisoners in the camp) what happens?
Americans strike and liberate the camp
What is Eliezer’s first act as a free man?
What happens to Eliezer three days after liberation?
Elie gets food poisoning
After months of not getting any nutrients, he now gorges himself on provisions, which causes his body to go into shock. This is a very common thing that happened right after camps were liberated.
What image of Eliezer is he left with at the end of the book?