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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 16th 2006
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Read For School
, World War II
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I have read Night several times, and every time I read it I am reminded of why it is such a great book. I picked up some 9th grade English classes this school year and it was on the required reading list. I really looked forward to re-reading it with the students. It was amazing to watch them get d...
I don't feel right rating - or even reviewing - a Holocaust memoir. A survivor's account of something so horrific shouldn't be able to be reduced to a rating or a few paragraphs.
This is a factual report about the life of a Jewish boy and his father during the Holocaust, a deeply emotional and touching read, documenting the atrocities committed by the Nazis during WWII. Everyone should read this - lest we forget...
This book is beautiful and heartbreaking. I read this book a few years ago, and it was unforgettable. My son was reading this for school, so I decided to listen to the audiobook. The narrator was amazing and the story is touching. This book needs to be read by every generation.