To people who are unfamiliar with the writings of Elie Wiesel, I usually recommend they read Night. It’s an autobiographical work about his and his father’s experiences at Auschwitz and Buchenwald Nazi concentration camps. It’s a powerful writing that relates the absolute evil and horror of the Holocaust in a very personal way. My preferred format is the audiobook version. Whether you read or listen to the book, you will experience a profound introduction to Elie Wiesel.
Wiesel was born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, now in Romania, in 1928. During the Second World War, the Wiesel family was deported to Nazi camps where his youngest sister and his father died. Elie and his two elder sisters were liberated from Buchenwald in 1945. He ended up in Paris where he studied at the Sorbonne and was employed as a journalist.
In 1958 his first book La Nuit was…
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