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7*. Night by Elie Wiesel

7* Do you think Elie and his father believed that Tzipora and Elie's mother were still alive? Please explain.

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No, Eliezer and his father know the others are dead, but they continue to pretend that the rest of the family is still alive in the concentration camp because they cannot face the truth. Saying it outloud would have made it real, and they weren't ready for that.