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Informative Night Discussion

posted Mar 2, 2017, 8:13 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 8:14 AM ]

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted March 2nd, 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, a large group of Slinger High School students gathered in the library to discuss the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Night is a memoir about the Holocaust and describes Wiesel’s life as a Jew; it details everything from his struggle to survive train rides packed into a car with hundreds of other Jews, to his fear for himself and his father during the selection process in the concentration camps.

The discussion was led by Mrs. Erdmann who shared a clip from Wiesel’s interview with Oprah. The majority of the hour discussion was spent by students sharing their favorite lines from the book and considering the emotional impact of the book. Mrs. Erdmann provided the students with facts of the time which allowed the students to better understand the author’s purpose. At the end, the group came to the conclusion that it is important that people can read books that can make them uncomfortable and elicits negative emotions because it allows us to stop something as bad as the Holocaust from ever happening again.