Night (Hardcover)

Author: Wiesel, Elie

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For use in schools and libraries only. A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family and his innocence.


Publisher Turtleback Books
Mfg Part# 9781417728145
SKU 206613414
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1417728140
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.5T
Author Info
Elie Wiesel
After a traditional Jewish childhood education, Wiesel was sent to a concentration camp in 1944, when he was 15. His parents and a sister died in the camps, but Wiesel survived Buchenwald and was sent to France after the war, where he eventually studied at the Sorbonne. He became a journalist for a French newspaper, traveling the world in search of stories--largely in the Middle East, where he covered Israel's war for independence in 1948. His Holocaust memoir, NIGHT, was published in 1958. Wiesel settled in the U.S. in the mid-1950s. He worked as a journalist in New York City and began to write prolifically: novels, short stories, essays, and short biographies and sketches. In 1964 he abandoned newspaper work to devote his time to his own writing. He has received numerous awards and academic appointments, and has been an energetic spokesperson for humanitarian causes. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
"A slim volume of terrifying power."
"As a human document, 'Night' is almost unbearably painful, and certainly beyond criticism."
"The book that always makes me weep is 'Night' by Elie Wiesel, because it brings up emotions of sorrow, horror and anger. And the book that unfailingly cheers me up is also 'Night' by Elie Wiesel, because it shows me that there is never an excuse for not trying to overcome evil, and that there is no situation from which we cannot emerge with a determination to be productive."
"The seminal story of a child the Germans intended to murder, more to the point than the partial narrative of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' since it describes the place of Anne Frank's doom."
"To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record."
"What I maintain is that this personal record, coming after so many others and describing an outrage about which we might imagine we already know all that it is possible to know, is nevertheless different, distinct, unique....Have we ever thought about the consequence of a horror that, though less apparent, less striking than the other outrages, is yet the worst of all to those of us who have faith: the death of God in the soul of a child who suddenly discovers absolute evil?"
"Wiesel has taken his own anguish and imaginatively metamorphosed it into art."
From the Publisher
First Line They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life.
Annotation First published in 1958, this raw, devastatingly haunting Holocaust memoir is Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel's best known work. After the German army invades, they first confine the Jewish community of Sighet, Transylvania, into a ghetto, and then pack them into cattle cars bound for the concentration camps. Fifteen-year-old Eliezer and his father, alone after the Nazis take away his mother and sisters, experience unbearable horrors at Birkenau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald that undermine Elie's faith in God and come close to destroying his humanity.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0120
Publisher Sagebrush Press (CA)
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