In 1944, 15 year old Wiesel's village Sighet in Hungary was overtaken by Hitler's army. The jews in the village were deported to concentration camps, including young Wiesel and his family. NIGHT is his memoir of the year he spent in these camps. That he survived them is a miracle even he finds... show more
In 1944, 15 year old Wiesel's village Sighet in Hungary was overtaken by Hitler's army. The jews in the village were deported to concentration camps, including young Wiesel and his family. NIGHT is his memoir of the year he spent in these camps. That he survived them is a miracle even he finds impossible to comprehend.
Publish date: 16-01-2006
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Read For School
, World War II
I have to admit, I almost feel ashamed to criticise a book, that is a true story, written by a holocaust survivor. However, given the hype that this book has received, I was expecting to be completely affected by the story. While it was very tragic and horrifying to imagine anyone going through such...
I started the audio last night and right at the beginning, I thought, I knew there was a reason why this book was on my TBR for so long and not being picked up. I shrink from any thought of the holocaust; from the thought of being persecuted (no, exterminated) for one's race & belief.Not long though...
Definitely a sad story, and while reading things like this in school definitely didn't make me super happy for my grade 12 English class, I could appreciate the story. Once you get into the story it's hard to stop, and you just can't help hoping that the story will end for the better. Filled with su...
I read this book in a span of 24 hours (which, for me, is extremely quick). I couldn't put it down. Such a haunting tale of a man who believes that he was no different than those he was surrounded by in Auschwitz, but his survival compelled him to be the spokesperson for those voices who didn't ma...
Pretty much everything that could be said about this book has been said.It is compelling and important. Like Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl, it should be used to launch a more in depth look at World War II and the Holocaust.The book's particular strenght is it's ending.