Wiesel had a typical Jewish childhood in Romania; his world revolved around family, religious study, community, and God. All of these things were destroyed when he was deported in 1944. Since this time, Wiesel has dedicated his life to making sure none of us forget what happened to the Jews during the Holocaust.
Talmud : the collection of 1,000 years of Jewish Law and tradition.
Synagogue : the Jewish house of worship and center of Jewish life.
Rabbi : means “teacher”and is given to a religious leader
Yellow Star : After 1935 in Nazi Germany and later in other countries, Jews were required to wear a Star of David in public. The star was black on a yellow background with the word “Jew” in the middle.
“ Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never.” – Wiesel in Night