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Night by Elie Wiesel
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Jan 06, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: elie-wiesel, coming-of-age, holocaust
Read in May, 2011 — I own a copy

What more can one say about "Night"? It is, without-a-doubt, one of the most compelling, sad, touching, revolting, poignant and humanizing stories about the holocaust in print. The horror of Auschwitz, the daily tragedies, the inhumanity, is told in exquisite detail throughout Elie's memoir.

Elie's family, like the majority of Jewish families, were ripped apart at the gates of Auschwitz. He was able to stay with his father (a small miracle) but the events which subsequently occur test the limits of Elie's will to live, down to his very humanity.

I admit, I cried. You cannot help doing so with the power of his words driving nails through your heart. I have read it only once, but remember every detail. I don't think I could be as brave as Elie and re-live it again.

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