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Night

Night

  

by Elie Wiesel

Night Chapter 9 Summary

  • Eliezer is at Buchenwald for a couple more months, until April 11th. Eliezer says that during those months after his father died, nothing mattered to him.
  • The Allies are approaching and it seems like the Germans will fulfill their promise to "liquidate" the world of Jews.
  • The SS officers begin to evacuate the camp and start moving thousands of prisoners out each day. After all prisoners are removed, the camp will be blown up.
  • But Eliezer and others in the camp are lucky. An underground resistance movement in the camp acts and gains control.
  • At six o’clock that night, American tanks are at the door of Buchenwald.
  • The first thing everybody does as free men is stuff themselves with food.
  • Eliezer gets food poisoning and spends a couple of weeks recovering in the hospital, hovering between life and death.
  • When he is better, Eliezer looks at himself in the mirror. He sees a corpse.
  • That vision of himself has stayed with him forever.

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