Night, Elie Wiesel's harrowing first-hand account of the Holocaust, is a devastating exploration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope.
Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust.
Translated by Marion Wiesel with a preface by Elie Wiesel
'A slim volume of terrifying power' The New York Times
'To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record' Alfred Kazin
'Wiesel has taken his own anguish and imaginatively metamorphosed it into art' Curt Leviant, Saturday Review
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A moving testimony of the most callous event in human history.
Through Night, Elie Wiesel shared his traumatic experience during the Holocaust with humanity. Elie Wiesel documents his life under fascist and Nazi persecution in a thorough and moving fashion, covering the themes of loss, unconditional love and raising the very question of what exactly is humanity. After reading Night, I like everybody else still cannot answer this age old conundrum, but I have come to the conclusion that Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece is a great place to start the quest to find what makes us human.
Brilliant, moving account of truth in darkness
To say I enjoyed the book is not correct. I am honoured to have journeyed a little with the Jewish people. Through life and death, through light and darkness, with just a glimmer of faith that eventually burst in flames. An amazing, sad and triumphant journey. The world must never forget. Praise God.
Told as it was. How anyone can live through such atrocity by man to another human being is beyond my thought realm. For this to have happened at all, and no more than 80 years ago, completely blows my mind. Just shocking. I am speechless.