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1. Does family become more important than anything else in Night? Or is self-preservation more important? Do family values and self-preservation need to be in conflict?
2. Why does family become a burden for some people?

1. Night begins with an exploration of some of the mystical truths in the Kabbalah. Do those truths presented by Moishe the Beadle bear up under his own experience experience?

Lies and Deceit
1. Why do the Jews of Sighet continue to talk themselves out of facing the dangerous reality of their situation, even when they are confronted with facts from people like Moishe the Beadle?

1. What is Eliezer’s identity just before entering the concentration camp?

1. When is Eliezer first confronted with death? What experiences of death does he witness about before leaving the Sighet?

Freedom and Confinement
1. How is freedom imagined while the Jews are still at Sighet?
2. Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for his championing of human rights around the world. How might his advocacy for human rights have grown out of his Holocaust experiences? What are the positive lessons of the Holocaust that Wiesel hints at in Night?

1. When is Eliezer first confronted with violence? What experiences of violence does he witness about before leaving the Sighet?

1. Being Jewish is the natural status and identity of most of the characters in the book. Given that, Eliezer makes few references to it specifically. What role does "Jewishness" actually play in this book?

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