What opportunities did Elie Wiesel's family have to leave Sighet before they were deported to concentration camps? 

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Elie Wiesel's family had two opportunities to avoid deportation to Nazi concentration camps in his memoir Night . In the spring of 1944 it was still possible for Jews in the Transylvanian town of Sighet "to obtain emigration permits for Palestine." Wiesel, then just a teenager, does ask his father to sell his business and move. The father, however, says he is too old and it...

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