Characters 1. Elie Wiesel: Narrator. Lives for father. Begins as a religious person. Faith tested 2. Mr Wiesel: Dies in camp from dysentery. Leader in the community. Good father 3. Mrs.Wiesel and Tzipora: Mother and sister who die at the camps. “Men to the left Women to the right” 4. Hilda and Bea: 2 sisters who live 5. Moshe the Beadle: Poor man, religious guide for Elie. Escapes the horror but no one believes his stories. Dies an emotional death 6. Madame Schchter: Crazy lady on the train who screams fire. Burning eyes. They beat her. 7. Stein from Antwerp: relative of Elie. Elie lies to him about his family to keep him going. 8. Martha: servant of the Wiesel family. She tries to get them to run away. 9. Hungarian Police Officer: Bangs on the window to warn the family, but leaves before he contacts them. 10. Meir Katz: The strong man of the village. Saves Elie on the train. He stays on the train and dies. 11. Zalmun: Trampled to death on the march 12. Rabbi Eliahou: Son leaves him behind on the march. He thinks son has just “lost” him. The situation inspires Elie to pray despite his anger at God. 13. Akiba Drummer: Gives up faith. Gets selected. Asks the others to say a prayer for him in three days. They forget. 14. Juliek: Plays violin as his last act. 15. French Girl: She’s not French. She gives encouraging words to Elie in German. 16. Idek: the top Kapo at the factory. Crazy and unstable. Whips Elie for seeing him with a girl. Beats Elie’s father and Elie gets mad at the father. 17. Franek: Another Kapo, not as crazy as Idek, but cruel. Tries to get Elie’s tooth by punishing Elie’s father. 18. Dr. Mengele: Cruel doctor we meet on two occasions, one being when Elie first arrives at Birkenau?Auschwitz 19. Pipel: a huge symbol in the book. Sad eyed angel. Where is God?