Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Night by Elie Wiesel


Title:  Night
Author:  Elie Wiesel
Length:  120 pages
Copyright:  1960

Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.

I’ve read a fair amount on the Holocaust over the years, but somehow I never picked up Night by Elie Wiesel.  That changed a week ago and it is a book that will stay with me forever.  Elie Wiesel and his family were taken to the Auschwitz when he was only a teenager, a young boy, and he witnesses humanity and its worst.  Night is raw.  It is difficult to believe that everything written on these pages actually happened, but it is vital to understand that they did and to never forget.

Out of all of the Holocaust accounts that I have read so far, this one is by far the most chilling. I highly recommend this autobiography to… everyone.  I am not going to rate this like I have with the other books in my blog, because, frankly, no one can rate the telling of one’s personal experience  of suffering evil.

Buy a copy of Night on Amazon.

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