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Night (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 4 Sep 2008
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A slim volume of terrifying power (The New York Times)
Through his eyes, we witness the depths of both human cruelty and human grace―and we're left grappling with what remains of Elie, a teenage boy caught between the two. I gain courage from his courage (Oprah Winfrey)
About the Author
Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. After the war, Elie Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps. The result was his internationally acclaimed memoir, La Nuit or Night, which has since been translated into more than thirty languages.
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This cannot be described as an enjoyable read - but it is definitely an informative one, and should make us realise that such atrocities should never be allowed to happen again.
Many of the experiences are shocking: sick and elderly shot on the spot (in the ghetto), infants cast into mass graves, a son fighting his father for bread, "selection" (for the crematorium) soon. I found the story of Juliek's violin playing of a Beethoven concerto, as the young man approached death, heart-breaking: ... "He was playing his life. His whole being was gliding over the strings" ... "How could I forget this concert given before an audience of the dead and dying".
The final chapters are gripping e.g., when (as the Russians approached) Wiesel and his father were marched to the west (in snow) to Buchenwald. There Wiesel's father, irretrievably exhausted and defeated, was sent to the crematorium. Elie Wiesel was saved by a last minute uprising by the resistance and the camp liberated by the US 3rd Army April 11 1945.
I know growing up we all learnt about WWII and the millions of Jews who sadly perished, but reading it from a first hand perspective opened up another avenue, reading the story I became emotionally attached, I felt as though I was along Elie throughout.
Emotional, amazing if you love history / World War books please read Night.
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