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Night
ISBN-13: 9780553272536
ISBN-10: 0553272535
Publication Date: 4/1/1982
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 720 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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298 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

mimibottoms avatar reviewed Night 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."
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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.
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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: 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...
NikkiJ avatar reviewed Night on
Helpful Score: 6
Must read! I read this book in one sitting and it gripped my attention from the first page to the last. The author writes with raw honesty. A beautifully sad story.
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Helpful Score: 6
This is a good book about the holocaust from a survivor. Chilling and depressing. Unbelievable what they were put through and had to do and see.
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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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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: 5
I had to read this for a college class and I really liked it after it was over. It was able to grab you like you were there watching it all unfold.
annette-s avatar reviewed Night on + 49 more book reviews
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 http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com
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This was one of the most gripping stories that i have read in years. Mr. Wiesel is a wonderful narrator and can tell the facts as they are. I was so absorbed in this book that i could not put it down.
The Holocaust is so real in this book that i had the shudders as i was reading. i could feel the shovel in my hand and i could smell the smoke from the furnaces. very intriguing book - please read and become more aware.
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Helpful Score: 4
My book club recently did this book. I would not have chosen it otherwise, but it was a terrific read. Very short. Don't miss this one, everyone should have access to this book. A journal of the holocast from the eyes of a teen written much later as an adult.
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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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Helpful Score: 4
this book really puts a lot of things into perspective. i read it in two days and i can't put into words how much understand you gain from reading this. having seen movies re: the holocaust, this book really puts you in the head of the people who lived through this time.
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Helpful Score: 3
Everyone should read this first-person account of the horrors of the Holocaust. It is a short book and impossible to put down.
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This is an absolute MUST READ! It gives you an amazing insight into one man's survival of a concentration camp. Do not miss this grear story of triumph and survival in the direst of situations.
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I have been greatly impacted by this book. I could barely continue at first, then i could not put it down. My heart breaks for this boy, this man and all he has endured. This is well written in that it not only tells the story, but it puts you there. You can almost (as well as one can without actually being there) see, hear, feel, smell what he does. We must never forget what was done. We must not let our children think it never happened, lest it be repeated.
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Helpful Score: 3
The book is absolutely haunting in it's seemingly very matter of fact telling of living through the death of millions all around you, including your own family. It is not the most horrific account I have read of concentration camps, but maybe that is why it is so gripping. It speaks volumes that one can even speak after witnessing the horror of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, etc. Very well written. You won't forget reading this one.
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A quick read. Describes the Holocaust experience from a survivors point of view. Somewhat graphic but important history for ages 14 and up.
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While a good book, the writing was not as good as The Diary of Anne Frank or Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz.

Thin book...only 109 pages.
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If you want to experience the holocaust from a realistic vantage point, this is the book to read. Captivating. Sadness fills each page, but the story lives on and gives the younger generations some accurate tie to this horrific part of human history.
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This book makes one speechless. If you want a true, unedited personal account of life in the terrors of the concentration camps, this book is for you. It is truly a life changing book!
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Night by Elie Wiesel

An amazingly good book. As New York Times put it: "A slim volume of terrifying power."
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A quick read. Heart-breaking story of a man's experience in a Nazi prison camp. Well done.
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I read the book in two days couldn't put it down. This story book should be a required reading in all high schools. I only wish there was a little more about what the writer went through once liberated.
kathyk avatar reviewed Night on + 291 more book reviews
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This was excellent. I read this before it bacame an "Oprah" book. Should be required reading in high school.
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Dark, compelling, unpleasant, well-written . . . everyone should read this book at least once, but most people will be reluctant to read it again because it is so powerful and so full of evil.
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This well-known book, written by a Holocaust survivor, still packs a punch many decades after World War II. There is a certain detachment in the book, almost as if Weisel finds it too painful to write about his experiences, dredging up memories I'm sure he'd rather forget. Weisel lost both parents and 3 siblings in the camps as well as his faith. He was starved, beaten and humiliated by the SS throughout his imprisonment. Yet, despite his losses, Weisel moved to the United States, became a professor at a university and won the Nobel Peace Prize. He became a spokesman for the Holocaust and those murdered. It was through his writings that Weisel wanted to make the world know about the Holocaust so that history would never repeat itself. Unfortunately, as the intervening decades demonstrate, mankind continues to spread the evil of genocide in many parts of the world. Yet I believe his work was not in vain. He gave us a better understanding of the Holocaust and insights into the evils of groupthink when it is directed towards destruction. For good people who desire world peace, a knowledge of mankinds' propensity for evil under the right conditions is imperative.
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Haunting. The New York Times called it "a slim volume of terrifying power". I heartily agree.
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Elie Wiesel accomplished something that only one other author has ever managed in my adult life his autobiographical first book, "Night", contained a description of the Nazis' round-up and deportation of the Jews in the author's hometown of Sighet, Transylvania (now Romania) which managed to cause me to choke/tear up.

Given my opinion of the current state of the world, in which there seems to be more people talking about "us" and "them" than I can remember since my boyhood, I thought this would be an ideal time to finally read Mr. Wiesel's first book. Part of me believes I was correct in this assumption the author not only talks about the horrors of the concentration camp, BUT on how life gradually changed in the country and town where he grew up, which allowed such an action to occur without resistance. On the other hand, part of me believes that there is NEVER a time when reading about such horrors is a good idea. Does "Never again" require us to delve into the horrible details of concentration camp life? Unfortunately, I fear it does one must understand the incredible depths to which a segment of humanity descended and another was dragged in order to fully comprehend the horrors.

I do not believe that there is a person on this earth who does NOT need to read this book at least once in their life. And I do not believe that I wish to spend any time in the company of someone not moved by it.

RATING: 5 stars. Because that's as high as I am allowed to go by the ratings utility.
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A profound account of the pain 1 human put so many others through...A most profound book
Cattriona avatar reviewed Night on + 200 more book reviews
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I read this 20 years ago as a freshman in college, and it is still fresh in my mind. Although it is not very long, this is a lifechanging book about a young man's true life experiences during the Holocaust and the loss of his family. Some of his experiences and decisions are horrifying; his haunting story is one you will never forget. Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.
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If you read Diary of Anne Frank you must read this book. An account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family, the death of his innocence..a memoir...Author Elie Wiesel is an Andrew Mellon Professor now in the Humanities of boston University, chm of the US Holocaust Memorial Council..
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Night is a small book packed with emotion. It is Elie Wiesel's memoir of what he experienced during the Holocaust. His words really bring to life what the Jews in the concentration camps felt. I could feel the cold and starvation as he described it. If you really want to understand what day to day life was like in the Nazi concentration camps, I highly reccommend this book. Even if you don't want to know, you should. So read it anyway. It will make you appreciate your life even more and instill in you a sense to watch out for evil like this in today's world.
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a very sad book about the Nazi death camps and one boy strong and luckly enough to survive.
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Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was a teen when he and his family were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp and also to Buchenwald.
This book records this time. It sends a strong message about the horrors inflicted by man and needs to be remembered.
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A great read! A look at the holacust thru the eyes of a survior that will open your eyes to what they went thru. I couldnt put it down, I didnt want to hear more but couldnt help but read it.
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A must read book. It is unbearably painful. Break out the tissues.
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I read this in high school and recently re-read it. A short book but very powerful and one of those books that should be required reading for everyone. Unbelievable and downright depressing and disheartening at times but important to read and know about.
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truly brilliant
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This book is an easy read. i read it in one day. very good
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Night was one of the saddest books I have ever read. I was amazed at the courage the characters demonstrated throughout their duress. I tried to put myself in their situation, and I don't think I would have had their strength. Wiesel spared no details, and that helped me actually feel that I was in the camps with him.
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It's a brief account of Elie Wiesel's stay in the German concentration camps with his father. Very short but moving. Heartbreaking but a must need read so we react when history repeats this mistake.
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Fantastic book about a boy and his journey through Nazi concentration camps. The telling so so piercing, it leaves one heartbroken.
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Fast read, finished in less than a day. Very sad and compelling story.
Good choice for Oprahs bookclub.
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Awesome book. Is very realistic, and so sad, in his portrayal of his experiences in the holocaust.
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Difficult to read as it is a memoir of a holocaust survior, but reading it is something all should do.
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A very moving story of the author's first hand experiance of being a Jew during the holocaust. A very quick read.
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I absolutely love this book. It will leave an indelible impression. The descriptions are succint and visceral. It's a fast read and keeps you turning the pages, despite the heartbreaking content.
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Fascinating, powerful & poignant. A must read for anyone who desires information on the daily life of a concentration camp victim, with nothing held back--from the monsters who enslaved them, to the tiny pleasures they found even in such horror.
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This is one book that is impossible to put down and should be read by everyone.
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Written in an easy to relate to format. A time in history, which must not be forgotten and must be applied to our daily lives.
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I highly recommend reading this book. I have not read anything on this Era since Highschool until I read this as part of a book club. Very quick read. Heart breaking.
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I've read a lot of books about the Holocaust, but this surpasses them all! Reading it alone is a poignant experience. Marian
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Sad, but true encounter of a young boy's account of the Nazi death camp.
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Wow.
This is a powerful book. Elie Wiesel shares his most intimate thoughts during his time in concentration camp.
Every member of the human race should read this book.
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Gut wrenching page turner.
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Amazingly written/translated, a must read I think.
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One man's experience in the German concentration camps during WWII. A very disturbing and worthwhile read.
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One of the most moving books I have ever read. Not an "easy" read emotionally, but an excellent one.
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I can't say more than what has already been said about this book. It is an amazing book to read and I suggest it to all readers over the age of 14.
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This is an extremely well written book, which tells of the horrific torment he survived.
hallelujaheart avatar reviewed Night on + 96 more book reviews
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Follow the horrific 2 year struggle of 13 year old Elie. Read, feel, grieve what he and other Jewish men, womenand children suffered at the hands of the Nazi Germans. Feel his pain, his passion, the strength that drove him to continue on while others perished around him.

Not light reading.
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I don't think it would be right to say that I enjoyed this book, as it talks about the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp. I did, however, find it hard to put down and read it in one sitting. It detailed how the author, Elie Wiesel, survived being in the concentration camp, and the horrors he endured. It was graphic in places, but I learned things I hadn't known. I would recommend this book.
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Elie Wiesel's story of what he and his family went through in the Auschwitz Concentration camp is heart breaking. However, his spirit is completely remarkable! This is a very inspiring and well written book.
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My Granddaughter suggested this book, that she read in school as a class. I received it in good condition and loved the book. Adding it to my 'collection' and reccomend it to be read by others.
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This is a sensitive writing about the author's experiences under Nazi imprisonment. Graphic beyond belief in places, the author's life has been forever changed as nightmares depicting the many atrocities that he viewed invade his sleep. Again and again he asks how could God allow such evil to be committed against any individual be it man, woman or child. Once believing that he would dedicate his life to his religion, Wiesel finds himself unable to pray or believe in God.

The incidents make one flinch in unbelief even though you know such events occurred during this horrible war. I found it most difficult to understand how people could deceive themselves into believing that they were moving to a safe place. Wiesel's family had at least three potential chances to escape their fate yet they ignored the signs. It's a tragic but must read for all who want to prevent such evil from occurring again.
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A tiny book of terrifying power! Very powerful account of one boys journey through the horrors of the Holocaust. This one will make you think "How did this happen? How can human beigns treat each other this way?"
My all time favourite book. This is the only book from my high school literature class that I still have.
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Great book. After all the hype and everything I had heard about it I was expecting it to be more disturbing. I am NOT saying the topic and story isn't disturbing and horrifying, but there weren't as many gruesome details as I was expecting so it made it easier to read than expected. This truly was a JUST THE FACTS memoir which is what made the book so great. No unnecesary details. Just the bare bones story...exactly what I was hoping for. This was something Wiesel REALLY experienced and loved the fact he didn't try to exploit anything or over exaggerate for "shock value". A must read.


About the book:
Born in the town of Signet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. "Night" is the terrifying record of Elie Weisel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's testimony to what happened in the camps and of his unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.
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This book is required reading. The title, Night. Written by Elie Wiesel. The fact that it is categorized as Oprah Selection #55 is insulting. Tremendously real. And the fact that the world has learned NOTHING from the past makes this account of the Holocaust even more tragic.
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This is a GREAT book-very graphic and jammed packed with details..
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This is a very short book that took only a few hours to read but the impact it will have on you will be profound. The whole subject of the holocaust baffles my mind and with each book I read on the subject I'm no less astounded. Have plenty of tissues on hand before you begin this journey.
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This text is a must read! It chronicles the life of a boy/man in a concentration camp. Short and easy to read, but overwhelmingly powerful.
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This is one of the most heart-wrenching books I've ever read. Incredible book, should be required reading.
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Deeply moving and well written account of this famous author's experience in a Nazi concentration camp. Terrifying and yet gentle and very human at times as well. A must read for anyone.
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This is a wonderfully sad and eye-opening book about the holocaust from a first person point of view. More stark and detailed about the concentration camps and life there, this should be a must read for every high school student.
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I read this book in one day and it moved me completely. Very detailed in the responses and what occurred to the author. It also brought to life the culture and how people could not believe what was happening until they were placed into the situation. This book will definitely make you think and is sad. I'm still recovering from the powerfulness of it.
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Unforgettable story of the holocaust. It really paints a picture of what happened and the horror of it. The author is amazing. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to survive such tragedy...and then be able to write about it. Thank goodness there are people who are willing to share their heartbreak so that we can prevent these kinds of things from happening to anyone else.
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A great Oprah club pick. This story will stay with you even after you finished reading it.
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A profound novel. I will never forget this one. This should have been a quick read for me but the subject matter and the way it is written makes it one to take your time with , and process everything you are reading. Great Great Novel!
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The name of the book is actually "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

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 once 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.

When the book begins, it is 1941, and Elie is a 12 year old Jewish boy growing up in the small village of Sighet, Transylvania. His father is a shopkeeper, and Elie is one of 4 children. As Elie matures, and becomes more cognizant of religious matters, WWII seems a distant event. Rumblings of trouble begin with the news that all foreign Jews are to be deported, but by 1944, there are rumours that the war will end soon--it is just a matter of time before Germany's defeat. Again there is news that the Jews in Budapest are being rounded up in ghettos, but these seem like distant events. The news that German soldiers are now on Hungarian soil is troubling, but Elie's father elects to stay. The situation rapidly declines and Elie's family--along with all other Jewish residents in the village, are shipped off to concentration camps.

Elie, now 15, arrives at Birkenau, and then is sent to Auschwitz. He is parted from his mother and his sisters without even being aware of the moment when he sees them for the last time. Elie and his father survive an initial selection conducted by Dr. Mengele, and then their existence in the camp begins.

This slim book rouses, at once, so many feelings--pity--that any human being should have to suffer so much, but also the idea emerges that if one should survive, what is left? Elie suffers degradation, loss of faith, loss of family, and finally loss of any semblance of humanity. He experiences the great shame of caring for nothing except survival--even when daily survival brings starvation, misery, and freezing cold. Wiesel does not spare himself in this chilling memoir--he has no mercy and no excuses as he recounts his own starvation and struggle for survival--no matter the cost. Above all, the book taught me to never count hope into the equation when making decisions about taking action in life. Hope is cheap, and it isn't real. "Night"--is simply an unforgettable book, and a recent re-reading reminded me of the book's power--displacedhuman
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A credible, heart-wrenching, serious book. I will never forget it.
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Awesome account of the Holocaust!! A great read even for people who are not real historians like myself!!
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Short, true account by a man who was able to survive the death camp. May we never forget the atrocities suffered by those who experienced it. I read it in one day---109 pages. I recommend it to all.
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I read this either last year or the year before and it's one that will always stay with me. It pops in my head at times when I'm not expecting it. I'd recommend to any holocaust memoir reader for sure, and to a lot of others as well. Wiesel did a fantastic job portraying what he and his family went through- you feel like you're with him. The emotions that come through are simple amazing. As of yet, this is the "best" holocaust memoir I've read.
I went right ahead and made sure I have the other in the "series", Day, and The Accident and while it's technically not with this series, I also had to get Dawn.
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To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record.

Winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
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A great first-hand account of the horrors of being sent to a concentration camp as a very young man. Really opened my eyes to the sheer numbers of people who suffered and died during this terrible time in history.
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Stunning, first-person account.
Mercifully small book, read it in one sitting.
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This book is a very quick read, I finished it in just a couple of hours. It's a moving, heartbreaking and horrifying book. I think anyone with even a passing interest in this period in history will get something out of this book. I wish this book was required reading for high school students because it really makes you think.
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I have read many Holocaust surviver stories, but this one is so honest not just abuot events but also about the emotional/spiritual journey of being a victim that horror. Powerful!
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I don't think this is a book you like or dislike, I think this is a book that you think about. This is a book that you try to learn something from. This is a book that should make you say, this should NEVER happen again!
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This was an easy read because it reads like a novel and not a history book as some books seem to do, but it was a difficult read because of the obviously heavy subject matter. I was moved to tears several times as I read, and while I didn't want to sit in public crying, I didn't want to put the book down either - I finished this in just a couple of hours. I don't think I've ever read a book that was so small but so powerful. I'm holding on to this one. I think it's one of the most moving first-account Holocaust stories I've read, and I agree with others here - this should be required reading in high school classes.
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Very sad, but I think a must for everyone to read, so this type of thing will never happen again.
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Couldn't put it down. If you weren't in a concentration camp in 1944, you gotta' read this book.
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All should read this so that we don't forget -because in forgetting could be the repitition of the same atrocities upon our children's generation.
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This book is very brief, but very effective at relaying the horror of the Holocaust. It is unbelievable how cruel & heartless human beings can be.
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This is a best seller about the Holocaust written by a survivor.
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powerful moving book that everyone should read and as such not forget.
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It was a great book. I really loved it and recommend it to anyone. It is a sad story but it helps learn the history of what happened in the Holocust and what and how the people felt. I cried at the end but it was worth reading.
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This is a very slim book but it's also the most powerful book I've read in my life. I have a feeling it will always hold that title. This is unlike any other book I've read on the subject. This is bascially Elie Wiesel's account of his early life, of leaving behind everything he'd ever known, of watching his family be torn from him, among so many other tragedies. I found myself wishing more than I ever have in life after death-so that this man can be reunited with his family.
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I first read this book in High School and loved it then as well. The story just moves me so I had to read it again.
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A short haunting read. Sticks with you once you finish.
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A riviting piece of history written in story form - one you will not be able to put down and are genuinely sorry when it ends.......
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I have'nt read this yet. I know it's about a father and son in Buchenwald concentration camp during WWII. This is one book that will be graphic and heartrending, so I will have to be in a mood to read it.
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Quick - disturbing read!
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great read
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This is a fantastic book about 1 mans tale of going through the Holocaust. I would highly suggest anyone who is interested in that subject to read this book.
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"Moving" is an understatement.
I am 67 and have read and processed, for many decades, how this systematic genocide went on for so long. The very first book I read was "Exodus", in the early 60's, and continued through fiction and non-fiction to piece together the planning, execution, and aftermath of the horror of this immense tragedy
I feel a deeper understanding that I had not reached before reading "Night".
I intend to order and read all of Wiesel's writings.
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Compelling - also an Oprah Book Club book.
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A chilling auto-biography of Elie Wiesel. He was a heart wrenching read, and I found myself crying quite a bit through the book. I highly recommend it.
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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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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.
IT'S DISGUSTING, INHUMANE, & DISTURBING.

Seriously.

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."

SERIOUSLY.
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If you havent read this book, you have to. It is a chilling well written tale that will really get you. I know there are a lot of books about this time period but this is one you have to read!
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Very good book. Although very sad, it was interesting having an account of the Holocaust through the eyes of a young boy. Everyone should read this book.
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Very well written....a bit sad of course, but I'm glad I read it. It is a small book and easy to read. No slow parts for me.
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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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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.
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This book was required reading in college, and though it is a short book, it is very moving. It is an emotional first hand account of the horrors of a concentration camp, Auschwitz.
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Harrowing first novel and memoir of Holocaust experience by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel
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This is a book that you'll read cover to cover without stopping!
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A must read to understand the Holocaust from a survivor's point of view. Very moving.
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This is one of the best Holocaust memoirs I have ever read.
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I hate Holocaust books, but this one wasn't that bad. Required reading in many schools.
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A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family.
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Excellent - heart rending
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Will shock you. Surprisingly good with a good moral lesson and teaches a history lesson at the same time.
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The forward in this book was enough to make me stop reading, it was so sad, by the time i got to page 32, i didn't think i could read any more, but i had been wanting to read this for a long time. I do not know what draws me this type of book, i am so curious about the life then and in the wonder that anyone survived. This young boy just had no clue in the beginning and then life for him turned very quickly to horror. Today he is a man that i believe still has a story to tell. I cried with this book, but it was so worth the time i spent with it.
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A very quick read and well worth it.
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A terryifying account of the Nazi death camp. Real story of Elie Wiesel. Powerful story
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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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This book is a completely hard-wrenching, enlightening, and terrifying story of a young man's struggles during the holocaust (as many are). It is sincerely a beautiful book and enables you to see a new perspective into that horrible time in history. This story is very graphic and saddening, and I would not recommend it to anyone who questions whether they can easily deal with that sort of thing.
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It is hard to say that this book is great because of the subject. It broke my heart. He writes very beautifully. Small book but BIG impact.
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This is a great book for anyone interested in the holocaust.
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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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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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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.
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Very Moving
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One man's personal experience of the Holocaust -- should be required reading!
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If you liked Corrie ten Boom's book, Hiding Place, try this one, too.
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Excellent. Sober, powerful true story. Highly reccomended.
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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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This book was amazing and heart wrenching.
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The author's account of his time spent in Auschwitz and Buchenwold, both Nazi Death camps. This book was required reading for my Facing History class. Excellent book for the course and a brutal account of what European Jews went through during WWII. Depressing, though.
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great book but very sad to think that this actually happened!
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moving account of a nazi death camp
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Required college text but interesting because it deals with the holocaust.
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I didn't thik the book lived up to the hype. I wasn't all that impressed by it.
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One of the most moving and emotionally stimulating reads...Everyone should read this.
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This book is awesome!
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This is a must read for the entire human population.
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A little hard to get into, but alright. i prefer Anne Frank.
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great read.
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I read it in two nights. I loved it. I cried. I was touched.
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this was a very good book on the happenings in germany through the eyes of a youny boy being held in a concentration camp?
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Haunting
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I read this book for a class, and it soon became my favorite required reading of my entire school career.
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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 once 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.
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It is sad that human beings were treated so badly. quick read
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Couldn't put it down!! Only 109 pages. Non-stop action. Eye-opening, emotional wringer.
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Stunning novel, new translation from the original French. Originally published in 1958, ten years after the author's survival as a teenager at Auschwitz-Birkenau. I am awed and humbled by the power of the haunting imagery today. Reading the book with high school students today provides a new voice and personal connection for the students with the author and the Holocaust.
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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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Very graphic description of Nazi death camps...not for everyone, but very moving and well written.
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Very fast read...gripping. I couldn't put it down.
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Born in Transylvania Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from theirhome in 1944 to Auschwitz concentration
camp. Night is the terrifying record of Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his innocence and his despair confronting the absolute evil of man.
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It is a true story that I thought was very iteresting, I like it.
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Excellent, but thought provoking book.
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A great book about how a boy's experienced the Hallocost. A must read if you want to have some understanding of what he and his family went through.
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Read this years before it was an Oprah selection and thought it was one of the best memoirs about the Holocaust ever written.
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Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Weisel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. . .
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An awesome read.
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Interesting firdt hand account of the Holocaust. Easy Reading though not always pleseant.
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Great insight and very accurate details of the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and life inside them.
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An amazing first person account of the Holocost. Elie Wiesel shows the amazing ability to survive in the most horrible of circumstances. Very easy reading and most interesting.
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Excellent, moving
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very powerful true story, a must read!
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Very powerfull story of real life events.
The author has told his story in a way that really brought home the terrible happenings of concetration camps.
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A true story of one man's terrifying experiences at Auschwitz-so sad, but told with the strength that only someone who traveled that path could manage to find.
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Wonderful story. Took a few pages to get into, but then the story takes off. Writer makes you feel like you are right there in the camp with them.
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Life changing story
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my only "complaint" was that the book was too short.
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A great book to read. Could not put the book down.
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An excellent book about the Holocaust, from someone who lived it. Very moving account.
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Disturbing but very good. I read it in about 2 hours I just couldn't put it down.
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Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken to Auschwitz in 1944. This is his terrifying account of what he saw and lived through there.
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Loved this book,could not put it down!
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Loved it. Heart breaking yet uplifting at the same time. Wonderfully written and such a treasure to have Wiesel's account in writing for future generations. Should be a must read before graduating high school, in my humble opinion.
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Intense, hard to put down, from the heart story, very very good
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Great Book. Very sad and distressing. But it is very important that the author tell his tail.
The book is Night by Elie Wiesel.
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An amazing story of strength and emotion.
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Good book
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This document of anguish was terrifying and powerful. I don't think I will ever fully comprehend what Elie Wiesel went through in his life. I hope that I never have to.
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A tremendous work of non-fiction, written by a resident of the Nazi concentration camps. Books like these should remain in circulation if only to remind people of the atrocities that took place, and to stand against the people that persist in claiming that the Holocaust did not happen. Particularly timely, given the recent attack on the author by a non-believer, in San Francisco.
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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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this book was very detailed and sad. A must read for anyone studying Holocaust experiences.
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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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Awesome! A must read! We should never forget this time in our history!
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Night by Elie Wiesel

Outstanding book! A must read!!!!!
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Very powerful and moving.
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Tragic short read about the Auschwitz/Buchenwald concentration camps.
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great book, quick read, nobel peace prize winner about the holocaust written by a surviver.
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A book that everyone should read. Not a lengthy book and easy to read, just not easy to digest.
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Very moving and well written!
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This is the book Night by Elie Wiesel.
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I read this book in a few hours; Elie Wiesel was a teenager in Transylvania; They thought that they were safe from Nazi oppression; And for the majority of the war, they were. In 1941, all foreign Jews were taken, and ultimately killed; one lone man somehow lived to tell the tale and begged the other Jews to take heed; unfortunately they didn't. Until 1944, when they were at first stripped of their basic freedoms, then put in a ghetto, and then placed in cattle cars bound for Auschwitz; Once there, Wiesel saw the last of his mother and sister; His father and he made it through the "selections" and went to another camp less notorious and stayed until the opposing armies started advancing and they marched to another camp where his father ultimately died and he was eventually liberated; Very interesting,haunting but good book;
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This is the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Very intresting and easy read.
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Insightful book about the Nazi death camps written by one who was there. A must read for those wanting an introduction to the cruelty of man against humanity. A great companion to Schindler's List.
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Very powerful, at times very hard to read, account of life in Nazi concentration camps.
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Amazing record of Wiesel's time in Auschwitz. Will stay with you forever.
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A moving story! Classic.
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Excellent book for personal story of Holocaust.
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not as impressive as i'd hoped, but much as you'd expect your standard holocaust stories go, it is painful and profoud. the resolve and power of the people affected is portrayed in a clear and amazingly concise manner. in 120 pages, you are drawn the portrait of life and death in the concentration camps. in this genre, i preferred The Hiding Place or even Schindlers List to Night, but was happy to have read it nonetheless.
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Very touching story. Has some disturbing parts, but very informative.
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This book is a truly moving experience to read. The author brings you into the concentration camp as no author has been able to.
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The book is the terrifying record of the author's memories of the death of his family in Buchenwald. He is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America Congressional Gold Medal and the French Legion of Honor. The book was chosen as a selection by the Oprah Book Club.
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This book is one of the best books I have ever read. I had a hard time putting it down. It changes how you see the world, even if only by a little bit. how can you read it and NOT be changed. highly recommended reading. This author takes you right into what he is experiencing, and the horridness of the concentration camps. A must read. hope you enjoy it as much as I did. This is one copy of a book, I will NOT be passing on. I can't part with it, at least not yet. It was so touching.
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Beautifully written, heart-wrenching; a book that should be read by everyone. I'm glad to say that this book was required reading for both of my sons in Jr. High (about two years ago for my youngest). Haunting and unforgettable.
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this was a very fast read. Very interesting - totally shocking what these people went through.
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This book, what can I say, I read it in one sitting, you feel right there in the midst of it all. How humanity can reduce itself to this level of evilness is beyond me, and still is, even after reading this book. There is no understanding of this. They faced the devil himself. I can see how his wife had to go through and interpret and fix the book because I have to do the same many times after I write about what they did to me, some of it comes out so bitter and angry that people would not be able to tolerate it in their spirit. I think his original title, AND THE WORLD WAS SILENT, expresses his hopelessness and anger as well. I witnessed one murder, he witnessed hundreds, I witnessed hatred for my faith on a personal level, he witnessed hatred of G*d himself and suffered for G*d, he witnessed the level one human can sink to when beaten down to a pulp and I too have eaten that fruit as well, it is sour, and it never goes completely away again. The verses in this book that ministered to me the most where in the begining and the ending chapters, the preface and speech, both inspired me to not allow this to happen in America and to get past the Jewish/non-Jewish walls, high as they might be in some places, and not allow the devil himself to seperate us because of our differences, ever, ever, again.
I think that because no one came immediately to stop this from happening was because they didnt care is another wrong assumption, I believe, if more had known, just as they the Jewish people did not know fully until it was too late, the world too did not readily know of it until it was too late. The journey of a lost faith is what is the most heart wrenching. Who could stand under that oppression? No man. The enemy of G*d will suffer far more for causing His people to lose faith than for any other crime committed. To turn G*ds people away from Him will cost the enemy his very existence.
While living a balanced life we cant musnt think that evil does not exist in smiling faces today in America. Lets not say naively," it will be ok" that Christianity is under attack in America, "it will be ok" that immoral leaders are turning our people from G*d and his Word and " it will be ok" that America and its leaders are throwing out G*d and His precepts from schools and government offices. So much so like Germany in the thirties. The difference is when men like Wiesel speak out, people listen! When others tell us that communism is rearing its ugly socialistic head again, we listen! When we see the signs all around us we dont pretend all is well and continue to do as we have always done, we listen! This time will be different.
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Wow. Very powerful true account of one mans experience in the concentration camps, as told by himself.
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I found this book very educating. It was sad but something that is part of all our pasts
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This was a great book! Not that it is the most uplifting book - but it brings a terrible time in history to life.
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I read NIGHT in two sittings, but found it very hard to put down. The story of the author's survival in the camps of the Third Reich, along with his father, who did not survive, as well as his mother and sister, is an amazing look at the resilience of man when confronted with the most horrifying conditions imaginable. This is an important book for generations to read and remember.
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Heartbreaking account of a boy and his father in Nazi Germany.
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Excellent book.
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Awesome book! a must read!!!!
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A heart wrenching story, from the perspective of a young boy, who lived through and barely endured the concentration camps. Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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Wonderful, haunting book about the Holocaust. This one definitely stays with you long after the last page.
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Well written. This book was disturbing only in the sense that he wrote some calmly about the attrocities he lived through without hate or anger.

A short book, but I would highly recommend it to everyone.
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It's a very short book, but it's a great read. I thought that it was sad reading about what happened to him and others long ago and how they were poorly treated.
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This book brings home the utter horror of the Nazi campaign against European Jews during WWII in a vivid, compelling narative. The examination of the young Jewish man's spiritual belief, while struggling to survive, is as heartwrenching as his daily experiences in the Nazi death camp. Deserves to be on any list of school required reading.
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Sigh. Beautifully written, if a little too brief. It is tough to read about what Wiesel experienced, but it is also a testimony to the human spirit.
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Excellent book, really describes the situation at the camps and how the human spirit strives to survive at any cost. Very moving and you will learn things about the camps you didn't know. A need to read book.
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This was an amazing book. After reading about all the hardships this young man went through I couldn't find anything in my life to complain about. I am truly blessed. I would highly recommend this book!
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Life changing.
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Very sad, but interesting.
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A haunting recount - as I was reading this, I had to keep reminding myself that this actually happened... and not all that long ago! I would recommend this to anyone over the age of 15 or so.
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Memoir about life in an Auschwitz concentration camp.
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A quick to read, yet still heartwrenching memoir about life in a concentration camp during World War II. The author shares his painful memories of his life as a teenager during one of the darkest periods in history, when he was in a living Hell. He recounts how quickly his life changed from that of a normal, very pious young Jewish teenager to that of a prisoner in a concentration camp, his last times seeing his parents and little sister, and how drastically life in the camps tore him down and changed who he was and how he thought.

This book isn't easy to sit and read, but it is well worth doing so. Written by a Nobel Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, it is very much a devastating but essential book. An Oprah's Book Club selection, it should be read by everyone who didn't live through it.
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A book that everyone must read.
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Quick, easy read. Very compelling, moving and sad story. Human spirit prevails.
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A first hand account of the Holocaust. It will bring you to tears. It will make you wonder how humanity can be so cruel to its own. This is a book that everyone should read. You will never forget this amazing story of survival.
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everyone should read this
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I got this book from a friend. A must read for everyone. It was a sad story, but was a great book.
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this is an amazing book about a really horrible time..
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Great moving tale of a jewish family during WWII.
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Wasnt Interested In It, Sure Hope Someone Out There Is Though.
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This is an intensely personal and extremely powerful book. The story is well-told, without any attempt to exaggerate any parts of the story for shock value. This true story itself is horrific.

As a young teenager, Elie Wiesel is forced to see what unbelievably terrible things human beings can do to one another. He loses beloved members of his family, who are put to death, and finally becomes a witness to the death of his father. People are worked to death, starved to death, shot to death and gassed to death. Awful, mind-blowing experiments are performed on many as well.

How could humans do these things to one another? If you have ever doubted the truth of what took place during the Holocaust, you can finally put your doubts aside.

I lost several dozen members of my extended family who were taken to camps from Hungary. Families, tiny babies, small children, young teenagers, just beginning to bloom and yet to discover who they really were about to be. So many family members I'll never know. So many aunts, uncles, cousins, I know little about except that they were murdered.

So many stories. Such horror and heartbreak. That is my family history in great part. This book gives you an idea of how these stories were cut short.

A distant cousin of mine has done an amazingly detailed study of our family's genealogy, but I've never been able to finish reading all the information he provided. Amongst other things, it contains many pages that read somewhat like; "Schwartz family, mother (name), 32, father (name), 36, sons (names)4 months old, 2 yrs, 6 yrs, daughters 5, 8 ---all died in (name of) concentration camp."

I've never been able to read all the information because I break down and cry so hard that I cannot go on. Dr. Mengle did the most painful, agonizing experiments on identical twins. I have identical twin daughters. Reading "Night" made me cherish them even more, and made me thank G-d I wasn't there. I cannot imagine how the mothers who lost children in the camps could go on. I couldn't.

If you have a teenager, by all means, do have them read this book. They need to know our history. They need to understand what happened to so many people; how it was allowed to happen. They are our next generation. It is up to them to make sure this kind of horror doesn't happen again, anywhere, ever.
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Touching stories.
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Powerful book.
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This book really opened my eyes to different perspectives. A lot of girls at work were all talking about this book, so it made me want to read it. I like reading about World War II and this book was a good read!
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Great Book another good pick by Oprah
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This is Night by Elie Wiesel.
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Beautiful and heartbreaking!
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A holocaust novella, disturbing, yet not as shattering as others. Read it anyway.
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A quick read.
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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 camp, 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 observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's testimony to what happened in the camps and of his unforgettable message that this horror never be allowed to happen again.
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did not like this book
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A (quick) must read. It should be required reading.
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riveting account of holocaust experience. Very well written.
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How does one review stark, powerful truth?
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An excellent book. Difficult subject matter, but it is so important not to forget this part of our history.
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Incredibly powerful.
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Good read.
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Very good!!
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A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish teenager into an agonized witness to the death of his family ... the death of his innocence and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, NIGHT is the latest selection in Oprah's book club.
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A brief account of a young man's experiences in the death camps. Another book about the experiences of a Lithuanian adolescent that is equally haunting is "Light One Candle: A Survivor's tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem" by Solly Ganor.
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Such a moving story - a 'must read'!
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This book was okay. He's very bitter. I did cry while reading it. My step-grandmother is a holocaust survivor and it was interesting to read and compare to her stories.
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OUtstanding book; a must read.
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Great book, quick read. Sobering story of young Elie Wiesels time in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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I couldn't put this book down.
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brand new read only once, cried my eyes out have lots of book will post on saturday if you would like
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Everyone should read this book. If one generation is allowed to forget, the possibility of it happening again increases overwhelmingly.
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From the cover:

Night - A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family...the death of his innocence...and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.
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This book is one of the most insipid and boring books ever written about the Holocaust. For something more heartfelt, genuine, imaginative, and far less pervasively overpromoted and mainstream, read "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry. Reading about the Holocause doesn't have to seem so much like a school assignment; it should feel as humanist as the issue itself.
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Powerful stuff this
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THIS WAS UNBELIEVABLE HOW THEY TREATED THE JEWS,I CRIED THROUGH OUT THE BOOK WHILE I READ IT.
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Very well written tale of how the Jews were persecuted by the Germans.
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Winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
Preface by Robert McAfee Brown
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I receieved this book today, and finished it in one hour. A quick read and very moving but sad.
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Oprah's latest pick...
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A harrowing read. Should be read by all
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Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize! Born in the town is Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memores of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evel of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, correct important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's testimony to what happened in the camps and of his unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.
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A GREAT READ! I SUGGEST EVERYONE READ FOR IT HAS THAT PERSONAL ACCOUNT TO HIS LIFE STORY. A TALE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD READ!!
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Very fast real. A couldn't put down book.
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A very good read! I finished this book in one day,
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a terrifying account of the nazi death camp horro that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family.
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things did happen in every era of the ages...
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It was a good book but very sad, I was saddened by his experience but we need to know what they went through.It was horrific.
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sad but a good book
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Excellent read.
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short powerful story
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A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family.
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GREAT BOOK. I MET ELIE WIESEL IN HIGH SCHOOL -- SHE CAME TO MY HS AND TALKED IT WAS SAD TO HEAR IT!!
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I feel a great deal of sympathy and sadness for what he went through. Although after readiing this and
Anne Frank for some reason I feel they are pushing an agenda. Of course I don't deny what happened for a moment. , but it was not only Jews. Many Christians died as well. It seems to me though that Wiesl has tried to profit of this and others suffering. He has a 25,000 dollar speaking fee.
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