A chilling and sad, but true story of one man's experiences as a Jewish teenager in the German concentration camps. He writes of his family's long and, for some, fatal journey during this time. Wiesel writes in a beautifully clear, descriptive tone that leaves you feeling a bit of the despair, agony, guilt, and sometimes, relief that he must have felt. A "must" read, in my opinion, along with Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning."
A profound book on the plight of a Jewish boy during WW 2. Very vivid and well written. One of the best descriptions of day to day activities in an Nazi prision camp.
This book broke my heart, but I'm thankful that Mr. Wiesel lived to remember and to bear witness to those who were not there, but should never forget.
Night by Elie Wiesel is the hauntingly powerful memoir of a teenager who survived the Holocaust. Wiesel describes in terrifying detail the ordeal of his time with his father in concentration camps in World War II. This book is both hard to read and hard to put down. While the writing is simple and honest, the vivid descriptions of anguish and suffering are painful to examine. The devastating, relentless, and senseless atrocities are unfathomable. Yet, this is one book everyone should read, "lest it be forgotten and history repeat itself." Read other reviews at http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com
This is an important account of the holocaust. The author does not give endless gruesome details, and at this point in history, I don't think that is necessary; however, he does describe a pointed emotional hell and recounts a story that needs, in my opinion, to be continuously told to new generations least we forget. I would recommend this book for anyone sixteen and above.
I myself needed to be reminded of a history I didn't live through.