Eliezer - The narrator of Night and the stand-in for the memoir’s author, Elie Wiesel.
Shlomo - Eliezer’s father is named only once, at the end of Night.
Moshe the Beadle - Eliezer’s teacher of Jewish mysticism, Moshe is a poor Jew who lives in Sighet.
Akiba Drumer - A Jewish Holocaust victim who gradually loses his faith in God as a result of his experiences in the concentration camp.
Madame Schächter - A Jewish woman from Sighet who is deported in the same cattle car as Eliezer.
Juliek - A young musician whom Eliezer meets in Auschwitz.
Tibi and Yosi - Two brothers with whom Eliezer becomes friendly in Buna.
Dr. Josef Mengele - When he arrives at Auschwitz, Eliezer encounters the historically infamous Dr. Mengele.
dek - Eliezer’s Kapo (a prisoner conscripted by the Nazis to police other prisoners) at the electrical equipment warehouse in Buna.
Franek - Eliezer’s foreman at Buna. Franek notices Eliezer’s gold tooth and gets a dentist in the camp to pry it out with a rusty spoon.
Rabbi Eliahou - A devout Jewish prisoner whose son abandons him in one of many instances in Night of a son behaving cruelly toward his father.
Zalman - One of Eliezer’s fellow prisoners.
Meir Katz - Eliezer’s father’s friend from Buna.
Stein - Eliezer’s relative from Antwerp, Belgium, whom he and his father encounter in Auschwitz.
Hilda - Eliezer’s oldest sister.
Béa - Eliezer’s middle sister.
Tzipora - Eliezer’s youngest sister.