• In 1941, Elie Wiesel was the 13-year-old son of a shopkeeper, and he grew up in the town of Sighet located in Hungarian Transylvania.
• Wiesel had three sisters, and he was very devout in his Jewish faith.
• When his father would not help him find a Kabbalist to teach him, Wiesel found his own.
• Moshe the Beadle was a devout and poor man who lived alone and avoided people.
• He began to teach Wiesel, encouraging Wiesel to pursue God through questions.
• Moshe warned Wiesel that those questions would remain unanswered until death.
• All foreign Jews were forced to leave Sighet and loaded onto train cars.
• Moshe was one of those who had to leave, but he later returned and shared what had happened.
• The Jews were taken off the train and herded into trucks.
• When they reached a forest, everyone was forced to dig large trenches.
• Once the...
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