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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: First edition (of this translation.)
ISBN: 9780374500016
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 W6374W 2006
940.5318 W6374W 2006
Characteristics: xxi, 120 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Wiesel, Marion


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Hungary, 1944: a Jewish boy manages to survive the worst that man can do to man, only to wonder what in this life could be worth the cost of survival. (109 pages)

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Jul 14, 2019

One of the best books I have ever read.

Feb 07, 2019

Riveting and an absolute must read.

Dec 05, 2018

This is required reading for all - whatever your religious or non-religious affiliation happens to be. Man's capabilitiy of animal cruelty, and the affect this has on its victims is related in all its horror.

Nov 02, 2018

insight into the Depravity of man; let us learn from the past, so to avoid this in the future

Oct 19, 2017

Each page written by Elie Wiesel's traumatizing past were very scarring and haunting. Every word written from his pen with his blood echoes the painful past he experienced. 'Night' is an unbelievable and horrifying story about Elie's struggles to survive with the help of his father. There were a couple of moments in 'Night' that really shocked me. This book is definitely a recommendation for those people who are interested in the Holocaust and Holocaust survivor stories.

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.

May 16, 2017

Powerful - a must read.

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.

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.

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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Feb 07, 2019

I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. - Page 112

Feb 07, 2019

"Why do you cry when you pray?" he asked, as though he knew me well.
"I don't know," I answered, troubled.
I had never asked myself that question. I cried because… because something inside me felt the need to cry. That was all I knew.
"Why do you pray?" he asked after a moment.
Why did I pray? Strange question. Why did I live? Why did I breathe?
"I don't know," I told him, even more troubled and ill at ease. "I don't know."
- Page 4

Nov 30, 2018

All fair game in love in war.

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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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?

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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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.

Jul 05, 2010

Coarse Language: 2 instances of cursing.

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