Night

Night

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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel

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.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780374399979
0374399972
Branch Call Number: 940.5318092 Wiese 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xxi, 120 p
Additional Contributors: Wiesel, Marion

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modesroches
Aug 31, 2017

Honestly wasn't a huge fan of this book. Nothing really grabbed me, while I was reading I felt like I was just waiting for it to end. There are many other better choices when it comes to reading about those affected by the holocaust.

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ArcticAndy
May 16, 2017

Powerful - a must read.

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rrobichaud65
May 09, 2017

A story that must be experienced. The slow manipulative, confining, gauntlet as Elie and his family are moved through the efficient Nazi machinery of the final solution, is agonizing to read, but must be read. The scale and utter brutality that is described, paints a vivid picture of this first hand account of Dr. Mengele sadistic selection process and the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.

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silfron
Apr 24, 2017

This book is only 120 pages but it broke my soul. If this were fiction it would be moving and troubling, to know that it isn't, that this level of suffering was allowed within living memory is heartbreaking on a level I couldn't have imagined.

You need to read this book.

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andrayab
Feb 01, 2017

my class read night. this book is intruiging and raw. Night makes you anxious to turn the page, and before you know it, the bell has rung and it's on to a next class.

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alicat1
Jan 31, 2017

Haunting; an important read.

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kwsmith
Jan 28, 2017

This is a truly classic biography about surviving concentration camps during the second world war. It brings to light some of the very personal tragedies experienced by many during the war.

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ErikaCh
Dec 27, 2016

Pieces of memries made up the important part of the history. The story telling is almost seems a little liquidity. But the author captured great how the little boy act and what made him to think. Reading the book is like watching a movie, a lot of details, heartbreaking.

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merci4u
Oct 15, 2016

In the only about 100 pages, we find a tremendous deep, long, human tragedy history. We should DO NOT forget about it and keep pass the reality to next generations...

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PearlyBaker
Oct 01, 2016

It was terrifying to read this book at the same time as a Presidential candidate who stays up all night high on cocaine tweeting about a former Miss Universe. I am chagrined that people not only still support this dumb dumb baby but that the polls are still close in this race. Ironically his supporters have claimed for 8 years that Obama was going to put them into FEMA camps and become a permanent dictator. In reality I am convinced Trump would be dictatorial and create camps for anyone who disagrees with him, Mexicans, Muslims, overweight hackers and us feminists to boot.

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xiantuo
Jul 06, 2016

I see that many of you have written paragraphs about this book... and all I have to say is:
A Jewish boy become a Nazi prisoner during world war 2. Was that really so hard?

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csrestall
Jun 12, 2016

This is the account of Elie a young Jewish boy who is taken away to a concentration camp along with the rest of his family and community. He witnesses the most horrific acts committed throughout his ordeal resulting in the loss of his father, mother and little sisters at the hands of the Nazis.

momotaj1997 Jul 02, 2013

it's about Elie Wiesel and concentration camps. Elie suffered a lot and his family too. their rights were taken away from and they were taken by the ghetto. when he went to the concentration camp he was separated from his mom and sisters. in addiition, they moved from camps to camps. also, they had to work long hours and less food. also, he meet many relatives on the concentration camps. at the end, he's father die and he survive. the most interesting thing is that he wrote the book Night from his expereience from the concentration camps.

agatak980 Jul 02, 2013

A very touching auto-biographical novel in which Elie Wiesel strongly and emotionally conveys to us readers through his use of painful and tragic words. Elie decided to spread the world by telling his horrible and emotional story of his life in the concentration camps and his strong hatred of the man who made his life horrible-Hitler.

flash2121 Jun 04, 2013

Ellie Wiesel documents all these atrocities that has happened to him during the holocaust..

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sandradeet
Sep 04, 2012

"Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere."

d3ilien Oct 07, 2011

“I wanted to see myself in the mirror hanging on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me.”
Page 109, Paragraph 9, Line 2

MargaretMajewski Aug 29, 2011

"Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live" p. 34

spunknheaven Apr 28, 2011

where is God?
He is here hanging on these gallows

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LukeTabidze
Jan 01, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: As a survivor of the Holocaust, Wiesel depicts graphic sequences in concentration camps: execution, beatings, crematoriums, and hangings. Very disturbing.

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email_becs
Jul 05, 2010

Coarse Language: 2 instances of cursing.

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