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Night by Elie Wiesel

Night (original 1955; edition 2006)

by Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator)

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Authors:Elie Wiesel
Other authors:Marion Wiesel (Translator)
Info:Hill and Wang (2006), Edition: Revised, Paperback, 120 pages
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Night by Elie Wiesel (1955)

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A riveting and haunting account of a child's encounter with evil writ large. Wiesel's memoir is an unsentimental, honest picture of what he endured. ( )
  lucybrown | Jun 17, 2014 |
  cavlibrary | Apr 13, 2014 |
This is an incredibly powerful book. There are many true accounts of concentration camps survivors, and they always move me, but Elie Wiesel made is tale so simple, crude, naked of complicated style figures or narrative complexities that make it much more powerful.

The things that hits me must about this book is not the horrors that happened and the knowledge of the cruelty of humanity, but that itchy feeling that stays inside may head, a little voice whispering to me that something like this could happen again, probably will. History is circular, a teacher of mine used to say, and we don't learn from our mistakes. ( )
  Hanneri | Mar 30, 2014 |
This is a highly disturbing book, about the terror that the Nazi occupation caused to so many innocent victims. I believe that it should be read within the schools, so that we will not forget the atrocities against man that have been committed, in hopes we do not repeat them. It is also a testament to how strong the human spirit can truly be. ( )
  Northern806 | Mar 26, 2014 |
This book makes me realize how bad the holocaust really was, because this was the first thing I've read about it. There are some very sad parts, but the way the story is conveyed is emotional and sad throughout most of the book. ( )
  SebastianHagelstein | Mar 18, 2014 |
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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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