Title: Night
Primary Author: Wiesel, Elie
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Published: 1986, Bantam Books, New York
Copyright: MacGibbon and Kee
Type of Publication: book
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No. of Pages: 109
Language: English
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ISBN: 0-533-27253-5
Abstract: Elie Wiesel's "Night" is one the most read books about the Holocaust. Mr. Wiesel was a very religious Jewish youth who was sent to Auschwitz. Mr. Wiesel's writing style is highly literary and his grasp of language unsurpassed. Has anyone written with more impact?

He writes: "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, 7 times cursed and 7 times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreathes of smoke beneath a silent blue sky."

"Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. 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."

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