Night is a story about a Jewish man, Elie Wiesel, who was taken to a concentration camp at the age of 16. In the beginging Elie lived a quite normal life with his family in Transylvania. One night Elies father told him that they needed to pack to get ready to move into a getto. Elie and his family was not in the getto long before they were moved out again; this time to a concetration camp. At first they did not know where they were headed. When they arrived Elie and his father went to one side and his mother and sister went to the other. Throughout this book, Elie and his father keep each other going as they continue their journey through different camps.

Likes and Dislikes

I actually enjoyed reading Night. I think the thing I liked the most about it was that it was written by someone who was really there and lived through everything. This made the book real, and not just history turned into a story. The way the book was written, with all the of the discription, made me want to keep reading to find out what would happen next. I really do not think that there was anything about the book that I didn't like.

What can we learn from reading this book?

I think from reading this book the first thing you will learn is how tough it really was for the people during the Holocaust. This book obviously shows how the people were treated and what they had to go through at this time. When people read this, I think that it will open their eyes and give them a better understanding. It may show people that everyone should be treated equally.

Essential Questions What are the root causes of persecution? I think that persecution is mostly caused when people, that for one reason or another, have a hatred for another group of people. It seems like for the most part the reason for the persecution is over things that don't even matter.

What are some current examples of persecution that take place in today's world? In the world today, there is persecution happening that I, and I'm sure many others, were not aware of. The most recent that I am aware of is in Darfur. A group of people began to attack small villages, killing men, women, and children. These people were afraid that Darfur would rise and take control, so they killed over 400,000 people to try to stop them.

What does Night teach us about what it means to be human? I think it teaches us how much we really have, freedom wise. When the prisoners are in the camp it really shows us what was taken away from them and how the lose their rights.

Persecution Around the World

Persecution Around the World

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Reflections on Essay

What did I learn from this writing assignment? I learned ways to intergrate first and secondary sourses into my writing and try to make them flow with the rest of the essay.

What did I do well in this unit? In this unit I did very well on intergrating my first sourses into my writing. I was able to make it flow and sound well together.

What areas could I improve on? I need to work on and improve intergrating my secondary sourses. Unlike the first sourses I wasn't able to place them in as smoothly. I need to work on putting them in and working with the other writing to make them sound good.