Night is finely written - yet not too overwelming in language or length. Our high school students read this, so I had not and I decided to and what a great book for all races.
Elie Weisel recounts his personal account of the Holocaust from his youth in Siget to the bowels of Hell in the concentration camps. His personalization of horrors experienced by 6 million Jews and allows the reader to intimately share the experience and thoughts of a Holocaust survivor.
We can never know enough about the holocaust. To be drawn in by both the story iteself and the narration... I felt as though I were sitting across from Mr. Weisel as he told his story for the first time. I was moved, interested, anxious. Hopefully you will get the version with the Pulitzer acceptance speech at the end. This is a book for your must-read list.
This book will bring your emotions to the surface as it so vividly describes the ability of mankind to practice genocide, and specifically the Nazi program of WW2. It is incredibly powerful, well narrated and should be read by anyone who has a conscience and questions man's behavior and cruelty on this planet
I have tought of myself as a person who enjoys history and someone who thought I knew most of what there is to know about the the WWII death camps. Reading this book, I came to realize I had missed one of the most important authors and humanists of his time. I think it should be required reading for highschool on up.
I hadn't read Elie Wiesel's "Night" until after I saw him speak at our local university. In his soft-spoken way, Mr. Wiesel explains the atrocities he and his family experienced during the Holocaust. You are there with him. This book must be shared, and his story must always be told, so we may understand the good and evil we are all capable of.
This is a powerful story that must be heard over and over again. It is well told. It is horror. It is bravery. It is pathos. It is history doom to be repeated unless it is history learned. No recompense can be given to the author and to the people that lived it but the honor that is due them for the courage and the dignity that is related here. You will especially feel the author's inner pain at a very difficult death scene, and hope that he has found the forgiveness and peace of his creator.
Hearing this boy's life story... we should all be glad we have a life such as ours. Be reminded about how fortunate we are to be alive.
This is a story of true courage and fortitude. How did the Jewish people maintain their faith under such conditions? I was instructed to read this in college and opted to read it, again, on my own. The events in this novel should have never been allowed to happen. We must make sure they don't happen again...
I was a child born in the 30's, my Dad served in WWII and all my life I have been proud of what this nation did to bring that war to an end. I have always known the story of the persecution of the Jews and the Holocust but it was not until I listened to this book that I truly experienced the horror and I can only imagine. To have lived through it seems almost impossible to me. Great book, great author and great narrator. This book should be required reading for every high school student in this country. This story and sad moment in history must never be forgotten.