Night

Moché the Beadle Character Analysis

A poor Jew, an immigrant to Hungary, who helps out at the synagogue in Sighet. He becomes Eliezer's teacher, but is deported by the authorities because he is a foreigner. He returns to warn the town of terrible things the Germans are doing to Jews, but the town does not take him seriously and thinks he's gone mad.

Moché the Beadle Quotes in Night

The Night quotes below are all either spoken by Moché the Beadle or refer to Moché the Beadle. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Having and Losing Faith in God Theme Icon
). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Bantam Books edition of Night published in 1982.
Chapter 1 Quotes
"I have been saved miraculously. I managed to get back here. Where did I get the strength from? I wanted to come back to Sighet to tell you the story of my death. So what you could prepare yourselves while there was still time… I wanted to come back, and to warn you. And see how it is, no one will listen to me…"
Related Characters: Moché the Beadle (speaker)
Page Number: 5
Explanation and Analysis:

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Moché the Beadle Character Timeline in Night

The timeline below shows where the character Moché the Beadle appears in Night. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Having and Losing Faith in God Theme Icon
Inhumanity Theme Icon
Moché the Beadle works at a Hasidic synagogue in the town. Poor and physically awkward, he... (full context)
Inhumanity Theme Icon
A few months later, Moché appears in town again, telling a horror story. Once the train arrived in Poland, the... (full context)
Having and Losing Faith in God Theme Icon
Guilt and Inaction Theme Icon
The people of Sighet do not believe Moché's story. Even Eliezer does not believe him, although he notices that Moché has changed, and... (full context)