Analysis Of The Book ' Night ' By Elie Wiesel Essay example

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The book I choose to read is “Night” by Elie Wiesel and was published by Hill and Wong, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Wiesel wrote this book in 1956. It is considered a Non-fiction book that is a winner of a Nobel peace prize.
Wiesel wrote about his experience with his family and later with just his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust and toward the end of the Second World War. Wiesel has written over 40 internationally works of both fiction and non-fiction and has been awarded numerous awards including the Nobel peace prize. Elie Wiesel is American Romanian-born Jewish. His friend and colleague François Mauriac encouraged him to write about his experiences in the camps; Wiesel would publish in Yiddish the memoir “And the World Would Remain Silent” in 1956. The book was shortened and published in France as “La Nuit”, and as “Night” for English readers in 1960.
Elie Wiesel shares his memories of the Holocaust, which he experienced directly and during which he thought he lost his whole family. The evil perpetrated by the Germans against the Jews shattered Elie’s hopefulness and his belief in the goodness of human beings. Although he could have retained that view throughout the remainder of his life. The process that Wiesel endures in order to arrive at the restoration of hope is only hinted at. In the last line of the memoir, Wiesel alludes that the stare that is returned to him…

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