scc1701, October 19, 2013 (view all comments by scc1701)
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.
angel_baby_skater, October 12, 2006 (view all comments by angel_baby_skater)
this book had a part of oening my eyes to what the real world was like and what people have gone through. innocent people were murdered and had gone through things they shouldnt have gone through.....what happend in this book was something that needed to be said and you said it very well.
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Wiesel's account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps, including a new preface is which he reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel
Born in Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesels 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. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesels seminal work.
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