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.
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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer 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…"
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.