- What was the significance of Elie mentioning the character of Moishe the Beadle? Do you think there was a stronger meaning to this character?
- On page 34, Elie says “never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed”, what do you think meaning of this sentence is? What is the importance of this sentence and how does it set the tone for the rest of the book?
- Why do you think the Nazis forced the Jews to strip out of their clothes and followed this by shaving their heads? What did this do to the Jews?
- What are some of the underlying tones of the first two chapters? Do these tones set the mood for the rest of the book?