Night Author:Elie Wiesel With a foreword by Andre Mauriac. In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he o... more »nce so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur?
There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.« less
Powerful book on how vicious humans can be to one another and depressing. I read this while finishing up the book by Temple Grandin on understanding animal and human behavior from an autistic animal researcher and the facts and theories she outlines about how the human part of our brain works versus the "lower" animal brain we still carry around. Hopefully, our human part will evolve further so that we humans can stop going to war with one another and hating others who live differently or believe differently than we do, but unfortunately the present and the past as detailed grimly in this book doesn't give me much hope. :( Jules