Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.
"A quality production of a gripping tradegy"
With the coming of dawn is the coming of death for a captured English officer in British-controlled Palestine. Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter, is his executioner. Ordered to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner, Elisha thinks about his past, a sorrowful memory of the nightmare of Nazi death camps. As the only surviving member of his family, he dreamt of a wonderful future in his promised homeland.
"Better that DAY - but not as good as NIGHT."
First published in English under the title The Accident, Elie Wiesel's third novel in his trilogy of Holocaust literature has now adopted Wiesel's original title: Day. In the opening scene, a Holocaust survivor and successful journalist steps off a curb in New York City directly into the pathway of an oncoming cab. As he struggles between life and death, the journalist recalls the effects of the historical tragedy of the Holocaust on himself and his family.
"Nothing like Night"
A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time. The world's tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets, and abiding faith of a remarkable man.
"Every Moment is a New Beginning"
From his early years with his loving Jewish family to the horrors of Auschwitz to his life as a Nobel Prize-winning writer, Elie Wiesel tells his story. Passionate and poignant, All Rivers Run to the Sea is an unforgettable book of love and rage, doubt and faith, despair and trust, and ultimately, of wisdom.
Né en 1928 à Sighet en Transylvanie, Elie Wiesel était un adolescent lorsqu'en 1944 il fut déporté avec sa famille à Auschwitz puis à Birkenau. "La nuit" est le récit des souvenirs qu'Elie Wiesel conserve de la séparation d'avec sa mère et sa petite sœur qu'il ne reverra plus jamais et du camp où avec son père il partage la faim, le froid, les coups, les tortures... et la honte de perdre sa dignité d'homme quand il ne répondra pas à son père mourant.
Malkiel Rosenbaum agrees begrudgingly to revisit the events of his father’s wartime experiences in Romania fighting the Nazis and, as a result, discovers another side to the stories, and a truth his own generation is in danger of forgetting.
"Loved it, love it. Always will."
Surrounded by ghosts, spurred on by demons, Doriel finally turns to Dr. Therese Goldschmidt, a psychoanalyst who finds herself particularly intrigued by her patient. The two enter into an uneasy relationship based on exchange of dreams, histories, and secrets. Despite Doriel's initial resistance, Dr. Goldschmidt helps to bring him to a crossroads - and to a shocking denouement.
In the days following the Six-Day War, a survivor of the Holocaust visits the reunited city of Jerusalem. At the Western Wall in the Old City, he encounters the beggars and madmen that congregate there every evening - and who force him to confront the ghosts of his past and his ties to the present.
"Narrator ruins the story"
From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical audio book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi—Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki—the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages. Wiesel brilliantly evokes the world of medieval European Jewry, a world of profound scholars and closed communities ravaged by outbursts of anti-Semitism and decimated by the Crusades.
"Needs work on pronunciation!"
It’s 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg - professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband - has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded, and tied to a chair in a dark basement. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don’t explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen, just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners. As his days of waiting commence, Shaltiel resorts to what he does best, telling stories - to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands.
"Solid story from a classic author"
What would you say to a young stranger who wishes to die? What arguments would you use to restore his will to live? What ideas and ideals would you invoke to save him? Faced with that dilemma, the principal character of Elie Wiesel's magnificent novel - an old wanderer named Azriel - decides to tell a story: his own. The very one he was not supposed to tell, the one he had pledged to keep to himself.
"No No NO"
One of the most esteemed writers and thinkers in the world, international best-selling author Elie Wiesel is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. His first book, Night, is one of the most enduring classics of Holocaust literature. In this powerful suspense story, five survivors of a plane crash take shelter in the home of an enigmatic man. He locks them in, informs them he is their judge, and announces the least worthy of them will be sentenced to death.
Despite personal success, Yedidyah—a theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sons—finds himself increasingly drawn to the past. As he reflects on his life and the decisions he’s made, he longingly reminisces about the relationships he once had with the men in his family (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that remain unanswered.
Tonight on the program, Dan Balz of The Washington Post discusses the latest round of Congressional hearings on Hillary Clinton's emails.Next, Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker discusses the implications of the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five police officers in Dallas.Then, continued updates on Dallas with Hari Sreenivasan, anchor of PBS NewsHour.We conclude with an appreciation of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and celebrated human rights activist who died on Saturday.