NighteBook - 2011
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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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sciencesurvival21 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. - Page 112
"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
“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
"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
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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?
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.
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.
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.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: As a survivor of the Holocaust, Wiesel depicts graphic sequences in concentration camps: execution, beatings, crematoriums, and hangings. Very disturbing.