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Author: Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator)
"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 substant...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374399979
ISBN-10: 0374399972
Publication Date: 1/16/2006
Pages: 144
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 109 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 14
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."
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Helpful Score: 10
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.
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Helpful Score: 5
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
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
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Helpful Score: 4
This is an important account of the holocaust. The author does not give endless gruesome details, and at this point in history, I dont 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.
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An intense read, this book details one survivor's life in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. This book will make you feel the tragedy and loss that so many endured.
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this book was very detailed and sad. A must read for anyone studying Holocaust experiences.
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I was surprised at how short the book is - only 144 pages, and it seems a lot less than that. This is an excellent new translation and I highly recommend it.

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