Night tells the story of a young Jewish boy, Eliezer Wiesel, who lives in a small town in Romania. Set in a Europe at war, the story begins with a warning, ignored.
An older Jewish man is deported from Elie’s town for being a foreigner in 1941. Moishe the Beadle escapes and returns with warnings of mass killings and other Nazi atrocities. He pounds on doors and pleads with the Jews of his village to believe his stories, all to no avail.
“Who can believe such tales,” they ask, “What kind of men would do such things?”