Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 (Pages 1 20) Abstract
* The narrator, Elie Wiesel bonds with Moshe the Beadle.
* Moshe tells Elie that the Jews were slaughtered on his deportation trip.
* Moshe loses interest in all he loves after he returns from deportation.
* People believe Moshe is insane.
* The Germans invade the town and arrest the community leaders.
Chapter 2 (Pages 21 26) Abstract
* The Germans...
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