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Night (Night, Bk 1)
Night - Night, Bk 1
Author: Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator)
Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camps, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374500016
ISBN-10: 0374500010
Publication Date: 1/16/2006
Pages: 120
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 1110 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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mimibottoms avatar reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 58 more book reviews
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."
obsidianfire avatar reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
A true tale of the Nazi concetration camps by one who has lived through it. A potent reminder of the horror of Nazi Germany. It made me cry, but then stories like these make most people cry. So read it not so much for enjoyment, but so that we never forget.
reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 40 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
This is one of my all-time favorite and most influential books, which I read for the first time in 1969. As the daughter of a holocaust survivor, I was deeply effected by it. One can only marvel at the incredible and beautiful human being that Elie Wiesel has become. Everyone should read this...
reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
even though the book is short (just over 100 pages) it took me quite awhile to read. Such a horrifying account of the suffering, loss and survival of holocaust victims. It made a huge impression on me, one that will take a long while to completely process!
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daylily77 avatar reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 236 more book reviews
What a gut punch. That a terrifying ride through the reality of Auschwitz and the holocaust. Nothing sugar-coated. Well written. Not for the faint of heart. This will rip your heart out.
CaseyR avatar reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
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.
ohevyisrael avatar reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 25 more book reviews
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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What an incredible book!
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Excellent book for personal story of Holocaust.
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My emotions are bittersweet. I loved this book but I was so sad for"Elie Wiesel" that he had to go through all the events. That he survived and had the strength to tell his story.

"Night" was a powerful story. Its powerful and not a book to be taken lightly.
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great read
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I have read many books about the Holocost, but this was one of the best. My Grandson recommended it to me, When he said that he could not put it down, I knew it had to be a good read..
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This book was excellent.
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Quick - disturbing read!
knut avatar reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 59 more book reviews
Brutal, naked truth of the depravity of some and the strength in others. If this could be read in conjunction with Anne Frank's Diary, what an impact.
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This short book told a story that went on forever about the truths of the Holocaust. It reminded me that no matter how long ago this horror took place we should always be on "the watch" for such events and inhumane treatment of mankind. How this young man was able to survive and recall these horrendous times is almost beyond comprehension. Hard to read at times...yet hard not to read, hoping and praying that the end would finally come to all the suffering!
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I gave this book a 5 star rating even though the subject matter is very difficult to read let alone comprehend.
Mr. Wiesel takes you into the camp with him and you live every moment as if you are actually there.
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A really riveting read that is his true story of WWII concentration camps. Sometimes bogs down in all the detail, but how can you avoid it in a book on such a horrific subject?
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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
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A terrifying account of a teenager's experience in a Nazi concentration camp. But it's a book everyone should read from a witness to the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel wone a Nobel Peace for his writings.
Modaba avatar reviewed Night (Night, Bk 1) on + 75 more book reviews
An almost unbearable first hand account of the Holocaust. Unbelievably true. An Oprah's Book club selection and winner of the Nobel PeacePrize, this book is a lesson in humanity.

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