The Question and Answer section for Night is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The time is 1941–1945, during World War II
THe setting in the first chapter is Sighet, Transylvania (now part of Romania. During Wiesel’s childhood it would have been part of Hungary)
The soup that "tastes of corpses"?
The first man hung was executed for stealing two bowls of soup.