Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be. Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including Night , his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in , was selected for Oprah's Book Club in
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I want to share my thoughts about this book. No one can say "Nazis were right" or "Jews had to die". He is right about anything that he said but this book is not good for kids.
When we read this book at school kids had questions in their head. These questions were about me. The students start asking "did you kill a Jew? Chad This statement does not make sense to me. It would be like me saying that students should not read about slavery because black students might ask unco …more This statement does not make sense to me.
It would be like me saying that students should not read about slavery because black students might ask uncomfortable questions of white students. One of the goals of these uncomfortable books is to encourage hard discussions that need to take place. Another is to present stories that let the reader see how this could have been them had they been born in a certain family at a certain time. If you can do both of those two things, you have succeeded as an author. I am very upset that this book is on a list as appropriate for 14 year old 8th graders.
Because it is , my son is being forced to read it by his school. My family is deeply effected by this book. My son is in emotional upheaval and very depressed. This book should not be listed as appropriate for this age group. It should be read at the high school level and up- and be lsited as so. How could a book like this end up? John Wiesel was younger than your son when he experienced Night.
Think about that. Of course, part of education, perhaps the most important part, is learni …more Wiesel was younger than your son when he experienced Night. Of course, part of education, perhaps the most important part, is learning about and confronting history. Hiding from it is not healthy. Wiesel's language is plain and clear, written in a way that allows students, even middle schoolers, to read and understand.
I would applaud the school and the teacher for leading students through such an important text. If you are worried about your son reading the book, I think it is appropriate to ask the teacher questions about how they are teaching it and how they are prepared to deal with emotional trauma students might experience reading it.
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Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Noite. View 1 comment. Readers also enjoyed. About Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel. Eliezer Wiesel was a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He was the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night , a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.
Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel has delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity. On November 30, Wiesel received an honorary knighthood in London, England in recognition of his work toward raising Holocaust education in the United Kingdom.
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Night is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in —, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. In just over pages of sparse and fragmented narrative, Wiesel writes about the death of God and his own increasing disgust with humanity, reflected in the inversion of the parent—child relationship, as his father declines to a helpless state and Wiesel becomes his resentful teenage caregiver. Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever. Wiesel was 16 when Buchenwald was liberated by the United States Army in April , too late for his father, who died after a beating while Wiesel lay silently on the bunk above for fear of being beaten too. He moved to Paris after the war and in completed an page manuscript in Yiddish about his experiences, published in Argentina as the page Un di velt hot geshvign "And the World Remained Silent". Fifty years later the book had been translated into 30 languages, and now ranks as one of the bedrocks of Holocaust literature.