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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 1084 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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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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A true story of a young boy who lives and tell the tragic story of holocaust during the world war II. It is a moving and sad story of the Jews had to go though, While reading this book, my heart felt sad and sympathy to the Jews. If lifes has any meaning to a human being, I hope history will not repeat itself. This is a definitely a must read book for everybody. I highly recommended.
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I loved this book. I loved the honesty, the horror, & the truth that was revealed, by this amazing person.

I had to read this book for my English class, & boy, my English class somehow found HUMOR behind this book. I was thoroughly agitated by their finding this funny. NOTHING was funny in this book. NOTHING is funny about what Hitler did. & NOTHING is funny about the burning of human bodies or especially BABIES, while they're STILL ALIVE.

I wanted to punch every person in my class for finding that funny.


They went through so much, and Elie actually SURVIVED. Think about that. He's probably haunted each night with dreams of what he saw when he was at Auschwitz or Buna. Elie's memory of this is told through this book... seriously, think about how horrible it would be to LIVE through that. It breaks my heart to see someone such as Hitler, treating the Jews like that. I've read, more than once, the diary of Anne Frank, and I knew the Jews were treated horribly, but after reading this book? God. This makes me question my religion, going to be completely honest. The Jews trusted their God, trusted God to protect them and guide them to where they should be going. Most of those Jews, actually, about 98% of them, did NOTHING wrong. I don't understand it, & never will. I agree with what Eric said in class today.
"The Germans would have had a hell of a better chance of winning the war if they didn't have all the concentration camps & crematories."


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