Night Chapter 5 and 6 Reflection Quotes

Night Chapter 5 and 6 Reflection Quotes
After reading chapters 5 and 6, read through the following quotes. For each one, record in your
journal your reactions or thoughts. Why would the author include these? Write a couple of
sentences (at least!) for each quote.
“Blessed be God’s name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because
He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria
working day and night, including Sabbath and Holy Days? Because in his great might, He had
created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other death factories?” (Page 67)
“I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises,
to the Jewish people.” (Page 81)
“After the war, I learned the fate of those who had remained at the infirmary. They were, quite
simply, liberated by the Russians, two days after the evacuation.” (Page 82)
“Oh God, Master of the Universe, give me the strength never to do what Rabbi Eliahu’s son has
done.” (Page 91)
“He was playing a fragment of a Beethoven concerto. Never before had I heard such a beautiful
sound. In such silence.” (Page 95)
“All around me what appeared to be a dance of death. My head was reeling. I was walking
through a cemetery. Among the stiffened corpses there were logs of wood. Not a sound of
distress, not a plaintive cry, nothing but mass agony and silence. Nobody asked one for help.
One died because one had to. No point in making trouble. I saw myself in every stiffened corpse.
Soon I wouldn’t even be seeing them anymore; I would be one of them.” (page 89)