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Oprah's Book Club #55: Night by Elie Wiesel
Oprah's Book Club #55: Night

scc1701, October 19, 2013

Today, in the 21st century, the Holocaust is simply something we learn about in history class. Everyone knows about the genocide that occurred throughout World War II. Everyone knows millions of Jews were forcibly taken from their homes and killed, but only those who were victims of the Holocaust can truly understand what went on in the concentration camps.
Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night, gives a vivid description of the terrors of the German concentration camps and both the physical and mental challenges he had to overcome. His writings confirm what many find to horrible to believe. The memoir is an intense, stunning, page-turner, which I recommend to everyone. Night recalls the darkest days of the Holocaust and gives you an outlook on the tragic event which history textbooks are unable to. Through in depth details and insightful questions that make you think, Elie shows you the life altering things he went through. Throughout various passages in the book, Elie is forced to question the strength of his beliefs in his own religion. "For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe chose to be silent. What was there to thank him for (33)?" Throughout the book, Elie asks insightful questions that both shock and intrigue readers. I especially enjoyed the book because of this. Night is a memoir that will force you to consider the unthinkable.
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