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How did Elie's father die in Night by Elie Wiesel?

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Night by Elie Wiesel is Elie's autobiographical story of his time in several concentration camps during Hitler's reign of terror against the Jewish people during World War II.

Before they are shipped off to the camps, Elie's father is a prominent figure in the Jewish community. He is rather careless about his family and the day-to-day lives they lived, but he is a good man. 

When things got bad enough, he had several chances to take his family away and escape the tragedy, but he did not really believe things were as bad as others seemed to realize.

When they get to the camp, Elie and his father are separated from the female members of the family, so the rest of the story is about the two of them. Elie's father is quite ill-suited to hard labor and stern taskmasters, and there are times when Elie rather wishes his father would just kind of "tough up" a bit. Despite that, he is a good father who does his best to take care of his son.

The dehumanization begins early, and there comes a time when...

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