Night

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Macmillan, Feb 7, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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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.

 

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Night by Elie Wiesel is the tale of a devout, orthodox teenage boy, Elie Wiesel, who enjoys discussing the Kabballah but faces life changing events in 1944. As the Nazis rise to power, Elie’s family is forced into ghettos with puppet Jewish governments. Shortly after Elie is acclimated to his new Jewish utopia, the inhabitants are deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. His mother and sisters are immediately killed in gas chambers leaving him and his father to work in labor camps. The deterioration of Elie’s physique, his spirituality, and his father’s mental status cause him to loathe humanity and the religion he grew up loving. 

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This book is so very amazing and unique. keeps an interesting feel at all times.

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Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including Night, his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2006. Wiesel is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lives with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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