Night

A New translation by Marion Wiesel

By Elie Wiesel

3 hours 37 minutes

An enduring classic of Holocaust literature, Night offers a personal and unforgettable account of the appalling horrors of Hitler's reign of terror. Through the eyes of 14-year-old Eliezer, we behold the tragic fate of the Jews from the little town of Sighet. Even as they are stuffed into cattle cars bound for Auschwitz, the townspeople refuse to believe rumors of anti-Semitic atrocities. Not until they are marched toward the blazing crematory at the camp's "reception center" does the terrible truth sink in.

Narrator George Guidall intensifies the emotional impact as blind hope turns to utter horror. His performance captures the profound agony of young Eliezer as he witnesses the suffering and death of his family and loses all that he holds sacred.

To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record.

Alfred Kazin

Required reading for all of humanity.

Oprah

About the Author

Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including Night, his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2006. Wiesel is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lives with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Reviews

A slim volume of terrifying power.

The New York Times

Author

ISBN
9781440780486

Length
3 hours 37 minutes

Language
English

Publisher
Recorded Books, LLC

Publication Date

Abridged
No

  • Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.
  • To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.
  • For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences.
  • Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.

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