Night - Night, Bk 1 Author:Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator) 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 camps, and then to Buchenwald. Night 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 ... more »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 Wiesel's testimony to what happened in the camps and of his unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.« less
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A chilling and sad, but true story of one man's experiences as a Jewish teenager in the German concentration camps. He writes of his family's long and, for some, fatal journey during this time. Wiesel writes in a beautifully clear, descriptive tone that leaves you feeling a bit of the despair, agony, guilt, and sometimes, relief that he must have felt. A "must" read, in my opinion, along with Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning."
A true tale of the Nazi concetration camps by one who has lived through it. A potent reminder of the horror of Nazi Germany. It made me cry, but then stories like these make most people cry. So read it not so much for enjoyment, but so that we never forget.
This is one of my all-time favorite and most influential books, which I read for the first time in 1969. As the daughter of a holocaust survivor, I was deeply effected by it. One can only marvel at the incredible and beautiful human being that Elie Wiesel has become. Everyone should read this...
even though the book is short (just over 100 pages) it took me quite awhile to read. Such a horrifying account of the suffering, loss and survival of holocaust victims. It made a huge impression on me, one that will take a long while to completely process!
This short book told a story that went on forever about the truths of the Holocaust. It reminded me that no matter how long ago this horror took place we should always be on "the watch" for such events and inhumane treatment of mankind. How this young man was able to survive and recall these horrendous times is almost beyond comprehension. Hard to read at times...yet hard not to read, hoping and praying that the end would finally come to all the suffering!
I gave this book a 5 star rating even though the subject matter is very difficult to read let alone comprehend.
Mr. Wiesel takes you into the camp with him and you live every moment as if you are actually there.
Powerful book on how vicious humans can be to one another and depressing. I read this while finishing up the book by Temple Grandin on understanding animal and human behavior from an autistic animal researcher and the facts and theories she outlines about how the human part of our brain works versus the "lower" animal brain we still carry around. Hopefully, our human part will evolve further so that we humans can stop going to war with one another and hating others who live differently or believe differently than we do, but unfortunately the present and the past as detailed grimly in this book doesn't give me much hope. :( Jules