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In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, letters and diary entries, weaving together all the periods of the author's life -- from his childhood in Transylvania to Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Paris, New York -- Elie Wiesel, acclaimed as one of the most gifted and sensitive writers of our time, probes, from the particular point of view of his Jewishness, such ce ...more
ebook, 260 pages
Published September 22nd 2010 by Vintage (first published May 1st 1978)
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Kirsten Ashley
Though I claim no religious affiliation, I can't deny my lineage. Eli Wiesel makes me feel connected to all that when I read him. (Moreso than I already do. Hence my extensive list of Holocaust/WW2 literature) He is completely accurate in describing a collective consciousness of sadness among Jews.
This book also went on to illustrate how horribly post-war Holocaust survivors were treated by the rest of the world. Not to mention how the rest of the world treated them mid-war.
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Sep 10, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book of essays is perfect "pick up a read a bit" book. and really, wiesel is beyond what my small opinion and words can express. read him if you never have, doesn't have to be this book--he's got plenty of good choices, you don't have to be Jewish--i read him before i ever converted, that just makes it more special for me, just read him.
Aug 13, 2014 Tamara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of those books that's hard to read all at once. After reading this I feel like everyone trying to understand the continuing Palestinian/Israeli conflict needs to read it for some perspective. That includes today's Israelis because after reading this I think they've lost track of the original desire.
Betsy Kelly
I read it many years ago. It stays with me even now. Very powerful.
Nov 06, 2007 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Eliezer Wiesel is a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "
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