Night - Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel

Night

By Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel

  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Religious Bios & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • Wow

    5
    By Jmonty3455
    Amazing book!
  • So important

    5
    By jedomann
    May this book never be forgotten.
  • Read more than once

    5
    By Rekrap Harmat
    I first read “Night” when I was in high school. I liked it, but I did not recall much from my first reading. Fast forward 10 years, I’m subbing in an English class and there’s a class set of “Night.” I picked it up and just started reading it again. This time the messages, themes, and characters became more vivid to me and I’m fully engrossed in this powerful novel.
  • Important Story and Great Work

    5
    By Ryan S 3/26/92
    With Russian terrorists committing genocide in Ukraine, this book is as important as ever. Very informative and a great read.
  • Night

    4
    By Bethany Panda
    Remarkable. This did not happen that long ago.
  • Haunting…

    5
    By Carl80
    …is too light of a word for this book. The worst thing one could do upon reading this is move on, without contemplation, to the next book.
  • Primordial Depravities

    5
    By Dr. Strangelove!
    It’s disquieting that humans can regress into barbarism so long as civilization deems it permissible. Almost a century removed, people still struggle with urges to humiliate, emaciate, and incinerate brothers and sisters. We like to think sane people as incapable of acting on these impulses, yet the crimes recounted in Night were carried out by sane people. So, while it has been a century, it will be many centuries - if not all of human history to come - before humanity can close the book on its primordial demons. The best bulwarks against this dark nature are love and memory. Elie Wiesel contributes to that bulwark with his body of work.
  • A must read for all humanity.

    5
    By Screamer29
    I recall reading this years ago in grade school. As young as I was I don’t think I was truly able to grasp the horror of these camps. Since then I’ve grown up and out of seemingly nowhere felt the need to revisit this book. With years behind me it allows me a totally different perspective on this story. I implore everyone to read this on your own accord. Not due to a school reading list but simply to learn the history and remind ourselves that these horrors happened.
  • G

    5
    By tfftftftftftftftfftftfdt
    Good
  • Boring

    2
    By strawberry tinnycake
    Only for school