Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century.
New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.
“Night" is a sobering and intensely personal account of a young boy's experiences during the Holocaust. It starts with the emptying of the ghetto, relocation to the concentration camps, the horrors of those camps and the final forced march as the Allied forces approach and ultimately free the survivors.
The relationship Elie describes having with his father during confinement, revealing what sheer desperation does to the mind, stood out in my mind; though not as much as the questions he and others had for God, starting at the very beginning with Moishe the Beadle trying in vain to warn people. The question itself, coinciding with later events raised the hairs on my back, while the morale of the answer I got back provided me with a piece of wisdom I won’t soon forget.
This book was one that I had previously read in highschool - reading it again as a adult allows for a lot of the messages to be more clear and understandable when it relates to the holocaust.
Anche chi è avvezzo alla consuetudine di leggere e ascoltare le angoscianti narrazioni degli orrori dell'olocausto, troverà speciale questo straordinario libro, e assisterà con sgomento all'uccisione di Dio nell'anima violentata e calpestata di un ragazzino di 15 anni. Un libro da conservare gelosamente, leggere e rileggere, far leggere ai propri figli. Conservare la memoria per ricordarsi di pensare, perché il dolore non sia vano....Continua
(Un di Velt Hot Geshvign) Night by Elie Wiesel
Translated from the French by Marion Wiesel
Narrated George Guidall
Nobel Peace Laureate
Hist> war> WWII> nazi> holocaust> anti-semetic
short> 120 pages
One of those books that are too important to be whittled down to rating and reviewer spin. Loved that the Nobel Acceptance Speech was included at the end....Continua