June 14, 2018
Night by Elie Wiesel
1982 Bantam (First published in 1958)
Finished on November 13, 2017
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family... the death of his innocence... and the death of his GOD. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.
Original Yiddish title: Un di Velt Hot Geshvign/And the World Remained Silent
This is another book that I decided to re-read for the Nonfiction Challenge last November. It's a very quick read and I got halfway thru in one afternoon/evening. I found it to be much more powerful than the first time I read it, perhaps because I'm 21 years older than I was back then? It's still a keeper!
My Original Notes (1996):
I highly recommend this book. Short, concise and heartbreaking. How could anyone survive the ordeal without losing their mind?!