Synopses & Reviews
Two men wait through the night in British-controlled Palestine for dawn and for death. One is a captured English officer. The other is Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter whose assignment is to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner. Elisha's past is the nightmare memory of Nazi death camps. He is the only surviving member of his family. His future is a cherished dream of life in the promised homeland. But at daybreak his present will become the tortured reality of a principled man ordered to commit cold-blooded murder. Resonant with feeling, Dawn is an unforgettable journey into the human heart and an eloquent statement about the moral basis of the new Israel.
"An illuminating document...the plight of traditional Jewish morality confronted with the modern world of power politics and of murder." Maxwell Geismar
About the Author
Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.