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Sighet: Little town in Transylvania where Elie and his family live before they are deported to the concentration camps. Two ghettos are set up by the Germans here to put the Jews in before deported to the concentration camps.Auschwitz: The first concentration camp to which the Jews of Sighet are taken. Elie and his father spend three weeks there before being relocated to Buna.Birkenau: The reception center for Auschwitz. Elie and his father are separated from the female members of the family. Elie's mother and youngest sister are exterminated at Birkenau.Buna: The second concentration camp where Elie and his father are taken to, it is at Buna where they face the hardest labor and abuse.Gleiwitz: The camp the prisoners reach during the winter march. The prisoners move from Gleiwitz to Buchenwald.Buchenwald: The concentration camp where Elie's father dies. A Jewish resistance takes control of the camp.


Eliezer "Elie" WieselBorn in Sighet, Transylvania on September 30th, 1928.He is a writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survior. In 1986 he recieved the Nobel Peace Prize.He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. In the home, Wiesel's family spoke Yiddish most of the time, but also Romanian, Hungarian and German.

Romanian: noapteHungarian: éjGerman: NachtYiddish: נאַכטHebrew: הלילה

By: Elie Wiesel




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