NIGHT

NIGHT. A MEMOIR

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MI LYBRO
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978-0-374-22199-7
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176
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u003cpu003eu003cbu003eA memorial edition of Elie Wiesel’s seminal memoir of surviving the Nazi death camps, with tributes by President Obama and Samantha Poweru003c/bu003eu003c/pu003eu003cpu003eWhen Elie Wiesel died in July 2016, the White House issued a memorial statement in which President Barack Obama called him “the conscience of the world.” The whole of the president’s eloquent tribute will appear as a foreword to this memorial edition of u003ciu003eNightu003c/iu003e. “Like millions of admirers, I first came to know Elie through his account of the horror he endured during the Holocaust simply because he was Jewish,” wrote the president.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eIn 1986, when Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wrote, “Elie Wiesel was rescued from the ashes of Auschwitz after storm and fire had ravaged his life. In time he realized that his life could have purpose: that he was to be a witness, the one who would pass on the account of what had happened so that the dead would not have died in vain and so the living could learn.” u003ciu003eNightu003c/iu003e, which has sold millions of copies around the worldu003ciu003e, u003c/iu003eis the very embodiment of that conviction. It is written in simple, understated language, yet it is emotionally devastating, never to be forgotten.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eBorn in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were deported to Auschwitz and then Buchenwald. u003ciu003eNight u003c/iu003eis the shattering record of his memories of the death of his mother, father, and little sister, Tsipora; the death of his own innocence; and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night,” writes Wiesel. “Never shall I forget . . . even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.” These words are etched into the wall of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Far more than a chronicle of the sadistic realm of the camps, u003ciu003eNightu003c/iu003e also addresses many of the philosophical and personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of the Holocaust.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eThe memorial edition ofu003ciu003e Night u003c/iu003eincludes the unpublished text of a speech that Wiesel delivered before the United Nations General Assembly on the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz entitled “Will the World Ever Know.” These remarks powerfully resonate with u003ciu003eNightu003c/iu003e and with subsequent acts of genocide.u003c/pu003e