Homework Help

In Chapter 1 of "Night", cite examples of how the Jewish citizens of Sighet began to...

user profile pic

maryines2008 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 29, 2009 at 7:39 AM via web

dislike 1 like

In Chapter 1 of "Night", cite examples of how the Jewish citizens of Sighet began to lose their rights.

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 6, 2009 at 10:09 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

The Jewish citizens began to lose theirrights in Sighet slowly and almost without notice.  First the foreign Jews were removed from the town.  Some people were shocked while others simply asked, "What did you expect?  We are at war." 

One of the next things that happened was that the German's invaded Sighet.  They came in quietly and respectfully at first but then during Passover the Jewish leaders were arrested and the new rules began.  They couldn't leave their homes for three days or they would be killed. 

The next thing that happened is that the soldiers took all of the gold, silver, and made it a law that Jews couldn't own anything of value.  The next thing that happened was that all Jews had to wear the band with the yellow star on their arms.  The next right that was take away was the freedom to go out to eat, go to church, or travel. 

One of the final examples is when the Germans made all of the Jews leave their homes and go to the ghettos.  This was the last step before they were finally sent to concentration camps.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes