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One Generation After

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Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 208 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Schocken (first published 1970)
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Krysten Gorrivan
Again, another deep and intense book written by Weisel. He feels so much and I got a little lost with this book, stopped halfway through when it got too political and angry.
Bobbi Arduini


The first half of this collection of essays is just beautiful and definitely worth reading. The insight and profound truths were unsettling and thought-provoking. Unfortunately, when the book addresses the relationship between Israel and Palestine, the freshness of its language fell. Though I thought it interesting to read a perspective on the conflict from a Holocaust survivor in the late 1960s, and I feel more educated on the subject matter, I can't help but feel that the situation in the Mid
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Sam
Jan 07, 2012 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's a collection of different writings. Wiesel includes diary entries, letters to imaginary figures, and anecdotes from his life. Some of the writing is more abstract and political than I expected, but the anecdotes are as extraordinary as his stories always are.

The high points of the book for me were the Hasidic tales, especially the story of a Hasidic celebration after the war in NYC.
Sharon Zink
Nov 30, 2011 Sharon Zink rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why do I read Elie Wiesenthal? He said in this book that he writes to understand. Maybe he understands, but I certainly did not. He made statements that make no sense to me. He is a Holocaust survivor, and I was hoping for some stories of perseverence or some interviews with other survivors, but instead it was almost all tripe.
Ryan
May 09, 2011 Ryan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much just sounded like Wiesel was pissed and yelling at all of us (the next generation) for not continuing to fight for the rights of Jews. I LOVED "Night" and thought I'd pick this up - not worth it.
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Eliezer Wiesel was a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He was 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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