The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2006, and continues to be an important reminder of man's capacity for inhumanity. Kindle … Just as the past lingers in the present, all my writ- ings after Night, including those that deal with biblical, Tal- mudic, or Hasidic themes, profoundly bear its stamp, and cannot be understood if one has not read this very first of my works. He publicly condemned the 1915 Armenian Genocide, and remained a strong defender of human rights during his lifetime. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. “I would approach Jews who had never been placed in the Soviet show window by Soviet authorities,” he wrote. He was involved with Jewish causes and helped establish the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. In his political activities, he also campaigned for victims of oppression in places like South Africa, Nicaragua, Kosovo, and Sudan. 4.7 out of 5 stars 5,224. Thought-provoking “Sometimes we must interfere. . In “Dawn,” a Holocaust survivor moves to pre-state Israel (what was then the British Mandate of Palestine), joins the Irgun (a predecessor of the Israel Defense Forces) and struggles with an order to execute a British officer. Author Elie Wiesel is seventh from the left on the middle bunk, next to a vertical post. Author: Elie Wiesel, Alan Rosen (Editor) Hardcover Apr 2020. King of Children. Le temps des déracinés, a novel (2003) Along with “Night,” these two works form a trilogy that deals with the Holocaust and its aftereffects. Sighet, an insignificant Hungarian town in an area which now belongs to Romania, was the place of his birth and early childhood. I do little else in my books.” How Elie Wiesel speaks about God is the concern of this essay. Books by Elie Wiesel. Although “Night” has been variously described as a memoir, a novel and a “testimony” (by Wiesel himself), these two books are decidedly fictional. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. To ignore the Holocaust is to acquiesce in its perpetuation, to deny is to give a victory to the oppressor, but to read and most importantly to share, is to remember. Here’s the Wiesel reading list everyone should know. Born in th… Ani Maamin, a cantata (1973) If This Is A Man/The Truce: Hachette Essentials, The Destruction of the European Jews: 1961 First Edition Facsimile, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India, The Palace of Illusions: 10th Anniversary Edition, A Pocket Style Manual, with 2016 MLA Update, Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics), Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust, Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. I think it is safe to say that I will never look at the world the same way as I did before reading Night. Sages and Dreamers: Biblical, Talmudic, & Hasidic Portraits & Legends (1991)

D’où viens-tu?, essays (2001) Author describes his horrific time in concentration camps during 1943-1945.

All Rights Reserved. The Holocaust, whatever, some apologists and collaborators might say, was a terrible reality and the methodical, deliberate and dedicated extermination of the Jews on some vague superfluous theory had indeed happened. Combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality. He was a professor at City College of New York (1972–76), and from 1976 he … As a first hand account of the prolonged suffering, the dehumanizing effect it had and the attempted decimation of a race are startling. A Jew Today, essays, stories, & dialogues (1978) Wiesel himself says, “As for God, I did speak about Him. 7 Elie Wiesel books that you must read The late, great Holocaust survivor author of ‘Night’ was the versatile composer of over 50 works of various genres. Please try your request again later. Preface to the New Translation by Elie Wiesel IF IN MY LIFETIME I WAS TO WRITE only one book, this would be the one. A most powerful read that left me quite simply, speechless how does one attempt to sum up so much designed and engineered hatred?

The level of depravity it documents, from a first hand eye witness, can only be called evil. © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Books by Elie Wiesel.