Here you will hear about the inner workings of room 316. Also we can use this space to continue class discussions and complete certain assignments..
How does " No News from Auschwitz", "Written in Pencil in the Sealed", and "Night", compare to each other?
"No News from Auschwitz", "Written in Pencil in the Sealed" and "Night" compare to eachother in not only that they are written about the Holocaust but the fact that they all reveal the worst parts of it. They show how people felt being part of the Holocaust, whether it was directly or indirectly, finished or unfinsished. They were written with purpose for the reader to understand how bad it really was.
Why do you think that the man told Eleizer and his father at the beginning to be 18 and 40? Why was he trying to help them? Do you think that he actually cared about them?
He told them to be 18 and 40 so they would not be sent straight to the gas chambers, but to work in the camps. He was trying to help them because he knew how many people were being killed and that he had a way to prevent that. I don't think he cared about the two of them specifically but more about the Jews and others who were being taken to the camps.
The man told Eleizer and his father to change their ages to help them and give them a better chance of surviving the Selection and perhaps survive the Holocaust if they could. I think he cared enough for them since they were in the same situation and did not want to see more people die if he could help it. He wanted to help somebody even if it was even in a small but big way.
Well I think he told them to be 18 and 40, so they wouldn't be sent to the furnace, I think he was trying to warn them because he probably had faith that one day the jewish people would come out alive, and i also think he cared for his people to keep them alive.
The man who told Elizer and his father to lie to the guard at the about there ages told them this so that they would be able to survive the selection process. Had he not said this to them, they may have not survied the selection. The man may have not cared for the Elizer and his father individually but he probably did care for them as people and most likely wanted to help anyone that he could.
What do you think would have happened if the Jews were in the position of power and had put the Germans in concentration camps. Do you think that the Germans would have rebelled
I think if positions were flipped the Germans would have acted the same way the Jews did. I don't think they would have rebelled but just tried to do whatever they could to stay alive and help each other and themselves however they had too.
In "Night", Elie and Moshe the Beadle both say that they have lost their faith in their God because he let such terrible things happen to them. Why do you think suffering so often leads to a loss of faith?
I believe that some people lose their faith because of the pain, they don't believe that God is their for them
Suffering leads to a loss of faith because the sufferer feels ignored by their God. They lose a connection with God and faith in God because they were abandoned at a time they needed help with something that was out of their control and hoped that God could help them. As you can see from Elie's perspective feeling ignored by your God is not a good feeling.
Elie and Moshae the Beadle both say they have lost their faith because of how they don't believe God isn't looking down upon them and protecting them. If their is a God you believe in, there shouldn't be any suffering. By them suffering, they don't think there is a God anymore that causes them to turn against God.
Suffering leads to a loss of faith because you feel that no one cares what is going to happen to you and you're just wasted space. Even though that experience has made you stronger mentally and physically.
You start to question the love one has for you. We like to think that everything should go a certain way and when it doesn't there is always one to blame. Suffering makes you question God because it is always easier to point fingers than to understand the reasoning behind it. People probably felt unloved and betrayed.
We realize today that during the Holocaust many people did nothing to help the Jews and others being killed, they simply let it happen. Do you think people would stop it today? What do you think the "world's" responsibilities are in matters of inhumane treatment of others?
Depending on the type of person being dealt with, some people are willing to die standing up for what they believe in, others are afraid of death and etc. But I feel like overall, there would be more people trying to stop it considering the fact that our society today is much more accepting of religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.
I think the world's responsibilities in the matters of inhumane treatment of others is to stand against that treatment and try to stop it, realizing that we are all human and we are all equal, though not the same.
If something that remotely resembled the Holocaust occurred today, there would be outrage. Mankind has become more educated and aware of such crimes, so far as to create rules and regulations that prevent these things from happening again. The world has the responsibility of learning to accept and respect one another in order to move forward as a human race.
If you were Elie, would you give up on your father like the Rabbi's son gave up on him?
No, because at the end of the day, that's still my father, he's family. I'd rather we go through hell together than to just abandon him. I'd want to help him as much as I know I could, and once I know I've done everything that I absolutely could, I would be happy.
The holocaust was a fight for life between the Jews. The boy was starved to death so he did the only thing he could do and kill to stay alive for as long as he could.
Absolutely not. Not only because my father is important to me, but because it would be symbiotic. We would both provide assistance and motivation for each other, just like Eliezer and his father. For example, they would take turns resting and keeping watch to prevent become weaker and possibly dying.
I would never give up on family even if I had to chose my own life over them. What's the point of living through all that with out having anyone you care about. Even if the situation is horrible, family gives you a better reason to stay strong. Family would be the only thing keeping me strong during that time.
In Night, Elie speaks about how his experience in the concentration camp caused him to lose his faith in God. However, after Elie saw Rabbi Eliahou’s son abondon his father, he says a prayer asking to never to what Rabbi Eliahou’s son did. Why did Elie say a prayer if he had lost his faith in God?
Even though he had lost faith in God he had no where else to turn to. The only hope we had was to pray and hope things would come out okay.
I feel like it was one of those scenarios where he was really questioning the works of god, & he just decided to give a prayer a go thinking, "well oh, if god really is legit, then he definitely shouldn't let this happen.." & he also had a strong feeling for wbat he prayed for. He really didn't want to betray his father.
I think that it was the only thing he had to hold on to even though he claimed he didn't believe in it. He lost everything and it was the only thing he had to turn to. In hard times like that people resort to anything that they think will help.
What does the title "Night" symbolize ?
I think "Night" represents the mayhem that happens every night and the farther you go into the story the more bad things will happen
I think that "night" represents the darker times that the Jews were going through. I felt like it symbolizes a world without light or any good.In the beginning of the book Eliezer believed that God was light, throughout the book he starts to lose that faith which is referred to the darkness.
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