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Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. [This book] is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man.
Publisher: New York [New York] : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
ISBN: 9781466805361
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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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Jan 07, 2020

"Night" is a short memoir, more graphic in detail than Art Spiegelman's 1980 graphic novel "Maus". No one would enjoy either, but you may not be able to look away, nor should you. You will find Schindler's List or The Boy In The Striped Pajamas less cathartic. I would be remiss not to also recommend Martin Niemölle's short 1946 poem "First they came ...", which is obviously the basis for Turin Brakes' catchy song "Sea Change" using sped-up melody from Sting's song "Fragile" ... but I digress with no disrespect intended. History repeats patterns like a fugue, more often when we revise or fail to learn from our mistakes.

FPL_LaurenG Dec 30, 2019

This short book packs a powerful punch. Tragic and inspiring is the translated true story of survival by Elie Wiesel.

Sep 13, 2019

One of the classics of the 20th century. The prose is choppy, but I'm sure that's in part due to it being translated from Yiddish. Wiesel's account is traumatic, and you must frequently remind yourself that it's all true. Short and an important read.

Aug 21, 2019

Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel narrates his horrifying encounter at the concentration camps during his childhood in this short and well-written documentary. A must read for everyone.

tomato Aug 17, 2019

Everyone should read this book. Evil can prosper in any time and place.


Night by Elie Wiesel is a personal memoir about the author's experience of the Holocaust as a young Jew. Elie was separated from his mother and sisters at the concentration camp and endured horrifying conditions at various death camps in Poland with his aging father. The details of this book will impact readers for life as they "experience" the people and desolate surroundings of Elie's childhood. I recommend this book to all people because it tells an important story of the Holocaust that should not be forgotten. On a scale of 1 to 5, this book is a 5 because it is beautifully written and heart-breaking. Catherine P., grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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

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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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