Night Study Guide

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Night Study Guide

Elie Wiesel's Night is a memoir that focuses on the final year of the Holocaust-a year that the author spent at Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp. The study guide for Night explores two central questions: What is the relationship between our stories and our identity? To what extent are we all witnesses of history and messengers to humanity? For teachers and students reading Elie Wiesel's Night, we have developed a number of resources that provide historical context, suggest teaching strategies, and stimulate discussion in the classroom. 

From the Library: Night -- Elie Wiesel's book is a memoir that focuses on the final year of the Holocaust-a year that the author spent at Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp
Challenge of Memory -- The video montage to accompany Elie Wiesel's Night provides a framework with which to explore a number of episodes recorded in the memoir.

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