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In chapter 9 of "Night", what happened on April 5th?

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joseph40 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 6, 2009 at 8:26 AM via web

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In chapter 9 of "Night", what happened on April 5th?

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

Posted April 6, 2009 at 9:07 AM (Answer #1)

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In chapter 9 of Elie Wiesel's "Night," he states:

"On April 5, the wheel of history turned." It was late afternoon.  We were standing inside the block, waiting for an SS to come and count us. He was late."

This is the beginning of the end of the Nazi rule over the Jewish people in Europe.  The Jewish people are ordered to assemble, but some members of the underground tell him not to go because the Germans are trying to kill everyone before the end of the war.  The people are told the camp would be "liquidated."  This was also the day that the rations of soup and bread stoped being handed out.

By April 10th the resistance is in charge and the Americans arrive to free the prisoners.

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Posted May 5, 2011 at 5:42 AM (Answer #5)

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In chapter 9 of Elie Wiesel's "Night," he states:

"On April 5, the wheel of history turned." It was late afternoon.  We were standing inside the block, waiting for an SS to come and count us. He was late."

This is the beginning of the end of the Nazi rule over the Jewish people in Europe.  The Jewish people are ordered to assemble, but some members of the underground tell him not to go because the Germans are trying to kill everyone before the end of the war.  The people are told the camp would be "liquidated."  This was also the day that the rations of soup and bread stoped being handed out.

By April 10th the resistance is in charge and the Americans arrive to free the prisoners.

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