He created time daily in his busy schedule to study Talmud. He was hardworking as well. this is coming out when he studies Kabula by night and Talmud by day.
Elie’s family was very religious and they were Jews. They always went to church during the Sabbath. His dad was highly educated, cultivated, unsentimental and well respected in their Jewish community (Wiesel 3). His father though neglected his family as he paid more attention to social and religious issues. Elie had three sisters, Hilda, Bea, and Tzipora and he was the only son. They owned a family shop and the run it collectively.
When Moshe the beadle says that he has come to tell his death story, he means the death of his former life before he changed (Wiesel 5). What he had experienced had completely changed his life. He felt as if he was dead already and did not have any desire for life anymore.
The bad news that Elie’s father had not told the ghetto community is that the ghetto was in the deportation process (Wiesel 8). He feared that this news was so sensitive and he was not sure of how they would react to the news. He knew the ghetto meant so much to them and they had no other place to go. He knew that the ghetto was the only place that the residents could afford to pay rent.
Once the ghetto people have been, deported Elie describes it as the open tomb, which made homes robbed easily. This was because. after the people were deported, the place remained silent and vacant (Wiesel 9). There was an increase in robbing because the deported people had to make money to survive.
Elie first begins to hate the Hungarian police. This was because they were so disrespectful and merciless to the Jews (Wiesel 10). They deported the Jews in a very harsh, unfriendly manner. They especially treated women and children in an inhuman manner.
The conditions inside the cattle wagons are cramped, nervous and horrible. The room was so hot, stinky and there was no place to seat (Wiesel 11).