Elie Wiesel, the author of the book "Night", is pictured to the left.
People did not believe Moishe the Beadle because the things he said were so hard to believe. Hearing him say that Germans were making the foreign Jews dig their own graves to crawl into and be shot is a hard thing to take in. He was put out by the other Jews of Sighet also because he was a wanderer, with no place to call home. He seemed like he was crazy because anyone who was homeless could not be considered a reliable source.
If the Jews would have believed Moishe the Beadle they would have had time to flee to Palestine. They could have saved their families and futures if they would have been more fearful of the potential the Germans had to kill them all. Although, if the Jews all fled to Palestine, we still think that the Germans would have followed them there. They would all be in Palestine to escape the Germans which would have made them even more concentrated in one place. Either way we still think the Germans would have found them and attempted to eradicate them.
By: Erika Keithley, Ashley Urtado, Suzy Byers, and Darius Jones