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Night (original 1958; edition 1982)

by Elie Wiesel

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Night by Elie Wiesel (1958)

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So hard to read not only because of the atrocities committed but because of the complacency of so many as well. ( )
  wandaly | Jul 21, 2017 |
Heartbreaking story. I would recommend this to mature high school students. ( )
  VClarke | Jul 9, 2017 |
There are so few survivors left of the horrors of 1940s Germany that it's important to hear their stories and preserve their memory. Books like this help keep their struggle alive and help prevent it from happening again. ( )
  DBrigandi | Jul 3, 2017 |
There are so few survivors left of the horrors of 1940s Germany that it's important to hear their stories and preserve their memory. Books like this help keep their struggle alive and help prevent it from happening again. ( )
  DBrigandi | Jul 3, 2017 |
Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.

Never shall I forget that smoke.

Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.

Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.

Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live.

Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust.

Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself.

Never.


With no fancy literary flourishes, the book is all the more devastating in its matter-of-fact recount of the author's teenage experiences in the concentration camps. To be relieved for yourself, when confronted by your dying father, perhaps even rejoice a little at finally shedding a burden which may have eventually caused your death, this is a situation nobody should ever have to be faced with.

One might ask, what more can be said in such Holocaust memoirs that hasn't been said already in all other Holocaust memoirs already, what's so special about this one, but that is beside the point. This book is not suddenly special or better than all the others, this is - as they all are - for all the voices that have been lost and never got the chance to tell their stories, and for all the voices that would have been lost otherwise. ( )
  kitzyl | Jun 17, 2017 |
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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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Elie Wieselprimary authorall editionscalculated
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.
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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0374500010, Paperback)

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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Penguin Australia

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