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Night by Elie Wiesel

Night (1955)

by Elie Wiesel

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Moshe the Beadle tried to warn the Jews of Sighet, but to no avail. Then came the spring of 1944...

... and our author and his family are subjected to the cruelties of Hitler's Nazi party. The harsh, unbelievably horrific nightmare that was the Holocaust is all too vividly told by Wiesel and he relates what happened to him. At one point, regarding Hitler, the author says, "I've got more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He's the only one who's kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people." This is a great book to read to try to understand the life of those in the concentration camps, how most prisoners died, and how the author survived. Hard to read, but important to remember. ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jun 15, 2015 |
Good(?) God. ( )
  MartinBodek | Jun 11, 2015 |
Night was an intense read, which brought Germany's persecution of the Jews to life, vividly. It's hard to truly grasp the inhumanity of Hitler and the Nazis without Wiesel's personal account of the atrocities that he suffered from his accounts of witnessing men, women and children burning in the furnaces to his mental instability of questioning himself about the ease of survival by abandoning his father to the anguish of his father dying at the hands of the Germans. It's hard to describe the emotional distress that Night perpetrates upon one's mind. It was an excellent read. ( )
  josmith16 | May 27, 2015 |
Night by Elie Wiesel; (5*)

I knew that Elie Wiesel's Night was was not going to be a happy book. That is a given considering the subject matter. I was surprised at the total lack of optimism found within it though I find it understandable.
I have read many other Holocaust memoirs which end with an uplifting light and I think I was more surprised at those endings than this one.
The foreward makes it clear that this novel illustrates both the literal death and the death of faith in those interned in concentration camps. These people are forced through their extreme deprivation to live for no one but themselves because to do else is to hasten their own death.
The bleakness is so difficult to accept but it is reflective of the feelings experienced by the author. This book itself serves as the author's answer to experiences and reflections within it's covers. A chronicle of sorrow so deep it speaks for itself. Any explicit solace written for the reader would take away from the story and is not needed for it would take away from the experience of the book.
And though this is a chilling account of the Holocaust it is such an important little book. Children are reading this for school and I am so thankful that it is written in a manner which makes it easy for them to understand the memories being shared. It's all there. In fact I read this on the recommendation of my grandson who read it for a class. And though I have read many, many books on this subject matter, none were written as simplistically as Night. I think it is all the more powerful for that.

I highly recommended recommend this book. ( )
1 vote rainpebble | May 24, 2015 |
This book would be good to read when taking about the holocaust or the importance of human life. I think students will appreciate this book of the unbelievable experiences that Elie goes through. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | Apr 30, 2015 |
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[Wiesel's] slim volume of terrifying power is the documentary of a boy - himself- who survived the "Night" that destroyed his parents and baby sister, but lost his God.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Elie Wieselprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bláhová, AlenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brown, Robert McAfeePrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mauriac, FrançoisForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rodway, StellaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiesel, MarionTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In memory of my parents and of my little sister, Tzipora -- E.W.
This new translation in memory of my grandparents, Abba, Sarah and Nachman, who also vanished into that night -- M.W.
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They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life.
At about six o'clock in the evening, the first American tank stood at the gates of Buchenwald. Our first act as free men was to throw ourselves onto the provisions. We thought only of that. Not of revenge, not of our families. Nothing but bread. And even when we were no longer hungry, there was still no one who thought of revenge.
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An incredible reaccounting of one boy's experience in the horrific hand's of the Nazi's in WWII. Elie Wiesl, a fourteen-year-old Jewish boy, is captured by the German Nazis and forced to do and experience unimaginable things. This story is unforgettable and heart-wrenching as we are able to zoom in and watch an innocent boy be mistreated and abused in the hands of the evil Nazis. Alhough terribly sad, this book sheds a light on some of the most horrific actions of man and is told in such a powerful way that a reader could not simply forget this story; that is why it made the top ten on my list.
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In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

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Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. [This book] is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man.… (more)

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