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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Decades after its initial 1958 publication, Night remains an indispensable document of modern history’s darkest hour. Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel’s shattering memoir depicts his experiences as a 15-year-old Jewish boy dehumanized at the barbarous hands of Nazi Germany. The book’s plainspoken immediacy captures the visceral terror of the concentration camps and maps out how Wiesel and his ailing father struggled to survive Auschwitz and Buchenwald amid whispers of liberation. This is compulsory reading not just for historians, but for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of how a young man’s humanity survives in the bleakest circumstances.
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This was the only book I read in high school, one of my favorite books is this. I bought it just to have and reread. Everyone should read this book, it will open your eyes and mind!
Absolutely Eye Opening
This book is so beautiful, it opens the eyes of the world to the evil of the past. I give this book a thumbs up!
a must read
I read this in the 9th grade in highschool, i later borrowed it and finished it up. I am careful how i say this but, it was the greatest book i ever read, for the shear fact that everything that Mr. Wiesel says, you can see it, feel the cold, smell the smells of unnesseciary imprisonment and feel the uncertainty of whether you will make it to the next day.