Study Guide

Night Characters

By Elie Wiesel

Eliezer

When the book begins, Eliezer is essentially a child—very innocent. He’s also a...

Eliezer’s Father

At the beginning of the book, Eliezer’s father is a respected Jewish community leader in...

Moishe the Beadle

A poor, foreign Jew who lives in the town of Sighet, Moishe the Beadle is a teacher. A...

Mrs. Schächter

Mrs. Schächter, like Moishe, is another prophet-like character. She is a middle-aged woman...

Stein

Stein, Eliezer’s cousin by marriage, wants nothing more than news of his family. Eliezer...

Idek

Idek is in charge of Eliezer’s work unit at Buna. He has the reputation of occasionally...

Franek

Franek is Eliezer’s foreman at Buna, a selfish man who wants Eliezer’s gold crown and...

Rabbi Eliahu

Rabbi Eliahu is the rabbi of a small Polish community, beloved and kind. He retains his holiness,...

Juliek

Juliek is a young man from Warsaw who played the violin in the Buna band, which is where Eliezer...