The review first appeared in January issue in Emel Magazine. Night By Elie Wiesel, new ed. Set at the end of WW2, his childhood is ruptured when his small Jewish community in Eastern Hungary is forcibly ghettoised and then transported to the concentration camps, Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Amidst the cruelties of man, Eliezer gives an harrowing account of life in the camps, his abandonment of his father and his loss of faith in God.
Add your rating See all 8 kid reviews. Deeply religious, he spends his mornings studying the Talmud and his evenings in the local synagogue. For most of Sighet, the war seems far away and there is confidence that the Russian Army will arrive before the town falls to the Nazis.
But in the spring ofthe Germans arrive and the entire Jewish population is soon loaded onto the cattle cars that will transport them to Nazi death camps. After they arrive at Auschwitz, Wiesel and his father are separated from his mother and sisters but manage to remain together during the nightmare months that follow.
As the Russians approach Auschwitz, the prisoners are forced on a deadly march through winter snows before being taken by train to Buchenwald.
It is there that Wiesel's father dies, in circumstances that will forever haunt him. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Harrowing, heartbreaking, and brutal, this unforgettable memoir of a teenage survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald is essential reading for anyone studying the Holocaust.
Elie Wiesel tells his story in a voice that is quiet and spare. Only the most essential words are needed to describe the horrors he witnessed.
Wiesel has stated that Night begins where Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl ends. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk how books like Night help us to better understand history.
Have you watched any movies or TV shows about the Holocaust? How accurately do you think they portrayed what is was like to be a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp? Author Elie Wiesel and his family had a chance to escape before being transported to Auschwitz.
Why do you think they decided against it? What would you and your family have done?A watershed memoir first published in , Elie Wiesel’s Night has become widely recognized as a masterpiece.
This new edition, translated from the French by Wiesel’s wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, presents this seminal work in the language and spirit truest to the author’s original intent.
Jan 20, · Finally, in , Arthur Wang of Hill & Wang agreed to take on “Night.” The first reviews were positive. Gertrude Samuels, writing in the Book Review, called it a “slim volume of terrifying.
Jan 01, · The review first appeared in January issue in Emel Magazine. Night By Elie Wiesel, new ed. and translation by Marion Wiesel () Pages.
Penguin: In just over pages, Elie Wiesel's terse narrative is one of the classics of Holocaust literature.
Set at the end of WW2, his childhood is ruptured when.
Personal Responses No matter your religious views, where you come from, or what ethnicity you are, Night is truly an empowering book that will alter your perspective on humanity. This book addresses the task of describing the indescribable and does it quite well, taking the reader on a emotional slope.
Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a short book that includes the narrator’s haunting personal experience with concentration camps during the holocaust.
It is a necessary read full of true stories about Wiesel’s time in Nazi concentration camps. —Library Journal (starred review) “Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers, each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt.” — Booklist/5(K).