Penguin Books Limited, May 3, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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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The greatest injustice in Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, is killing and not getting freedom. In the night by Elie Wiesel’s it was about how germen were injustice to the Jews.
Elie Wiesel community were injustice because of the religion persecution because they were Jews and believed in different gods. “Hitler will not be able to harm us, even if he wants to”. (Pg8) This is important because they are not letting one person to get to them even if he wants to. This shows that no matter what he does they well be strong. “From this moment on you are under the authority of the Germany army”. (Pg23) this is important because they have all the Jews in the concentration camps because they believed in something else. This shows that the Nazis people wanted Jews people to die because of their religion. These are the reasons why the Nazis wanted the Jews in consecration camps because of their religion.
Elie Wiesel community most of the Jews they started to get killed and to get hurt. “Men to the left! Women to the right!.” This is important because they started to separate the families guys, the moms, the children. it wasn't that easy for none of the dads to live there wife & children. "listen to me kid. Don't forget that you are in a concentration camp. in a place it is every man for himself, you cant think of others." (pg110) this shows that the solders knew what to do if any of the people there try to do thing or do anything. this is important because this shoe that people care about ech other evn if they didn't know each other.
Most readers may argue this because the way they got treated and also the way they got judged. Also because "Hitler did want the Jews to be in concentration camps because of the religions"(Pg8) this is why the Jews here getting killed and getting killed. This shows that they were harming the Jews bad. However, these readers are misled because everything that had happened to them in the concentration camps weren't right. This is important because it shows how they did have a bad life and got judged because of were there from. This shows that people were getting hurt for no reason and they didn't want anything to happen to them. To what happened in the camps and of the Jews is unforgotten message and this should never be allowed to happened again.
I felt like this book spoke to me. Sadly, the persecution of Jews is still witnessed today. In newspaper headlines, on tv and radio. Gunfire, bombings and other acts of terrorism targeted against them, their communities and places of worship. They just want to live in peace, like everyone else. Haven't they suffered enough? It must stop now.