Reading Elie Wiesel’s Night POW: Memoir (noun) A piece of writing that is based on a specific time in the author’s life. Autobiographies tell the story of a life. Memoirs tell just a focused piece of the author’s life. Today you will meet Elie Wiesel and hear part of his story…later you will read his memoir. Taking notes on the interview… • When the interview ends, please be silent. • Write about three moments in the interview in which you learned something you didn’t know or something you had heard was made clearer. • Write at least one question you would have for either Elie Wiesel or a Holocaust history expert. Oprah Winfrey described the interview you are about to see as “the privilege of my lifetime.” http://my.brainshark.com/Oprahand-Elie-Weisel-at-Auscwitz-FullMovie-YouTube-538620352 Please do not ask to use the bathroom during this interview. It is serious business. When you have written your reflection on the interview… • When everyone has had a chance to write, please listen while other students share their questions or observations. • When it is your turn, share yours. Here is my question: Elie Wiesel’s memoir is a true story. I wonder which of the many fictional films and books about the Holocaust he thinks is worthy of our time? Begin reading Night… • You should be finished reading Chunk #1 by Tuesday. • Your should also be done with the Chunk #1 Journal Assignment at the beginning of class on Tuesday. • Expect a quiz on Chunk #1 – it will be closed book and open journal. • You will have Friday to read and work on the journal assignment.