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Part 3: Nightby Elie Wiesel

“Everybody, every human being has the obligation to contribute somehow to this world.” ~Edith Carter



  • Read pages 47-65
  • Comprehension Check Questions
  • Read Non-Fiction Text: "Auschwitz"

Section 4 Overview

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  • What did Yossi, Tibi, and Elie have in common that made them become friends?
  • Briefly describe the incident between Idek and Elie.
  • Why was Elie angry with his father when Idek beat him?
Comprehension Check:

Read Pages 47-65

Auschwitz was a network of concentration camps and death camps (also known as extermination camps). It was built on Polish land that was controlled by Nazi Germany during World War II. While the camp began as a Polish political prison, it eventually evolved into a means for the Nazi Party to kill Jews and other so-called "racially undesirables." This informational text discusses the purposes of the three main camps of Auschwitz, as well as the treatment of prisoners. You learned about Elie's first three weeks in Auschwitz. As you read this article, compare and contrast Elie's personal experiences with teh details in the article. What kind of details does Elie's personal account provide? What kind of facts does the article collect that a young Elie would not have been aware of at the time?

Auschwitz By The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 2016