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Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie 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.
Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
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.
kelsey (USA: WA) (2008/02/11): I read somewhere that this book is disturbing in its simplicity. It is so slim for explaining horrors of that magnitude. Nonetheless, a definate worthwhile read and look into a terrible time in history.
Brett Glauser (USA) (2008/06/03): This book is a must for anyone attempting to understand a prisoner's life during the Holocaust. Wiesel uses imagery and direct description to paint a very disturbing, yet revealing picture on the true nature of the Holocaust and the plight of Jews, Gypsies, and other prisoners
anaddicted23 (USA: FL) (2008/07/09): I learned alot from this book. I was saving it for my kids, but unfortunately, neither enjoy reading like I do. This is a very special book and a part of history that nobody should ever forget.
♥princessjulia♥ (USA: DE) (2008/08/11): This is a very slim book but it's also the most powerful and important book I've ever read in my life. I have a feeling it will always hold that title. This is unlike any book I've read on this subject. This is Elie Wiesel's account of his early life, of leaving behind everything he'd ever known, of watching his family be torn from him and having unthinkable situations happen, and so many other tragedies. I found myself wishing more than ever in life after death-so that this man can be reunited with his family.
Jeannie (USA: MS) (2008/08/11): If you only read one book about the Holocaust, make this the one. Unbelievably haunting.
fyc (USA: KY) (2008/08/27): This is one of my favorite books. It is haunting, painful, and yet Elie Wiesel's story is so inspiring. It is the only book you need to read about the holocaust to really FEEL the human suffering it caused.
Amy (USA: SC) (2008/12/10): This is one of the best books I've ever read. It is also one of the most disturbing. A chilling recall of the WWII Holocost, it has left me saddened and pensive for days.
~Manda~ (USA: IN) (2009/02/21): I read this book in my Junior year English Class. NOrmally the books we have to read in those classes are not the interesting. I loved this book found it interesting and also sad. I read it before we were done with the book in class. I have this in my collection and cherish it.
Nurture (Australia) (2012/03/02): This is a deeply moving narrative from a survivor of Hitler's extermination camps. There have been several of these types of books released in the past few years, but I believe this is one of the better ones. Told in first person, we are exposed to how it really felt to be in one of these camps - how it dehumanised people and caused good, loving people to behave like animals. This book should be required reading in all high schools.