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."