by Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel website
Elie's story began in Sighet, Transylvania. It takes place during World War II Elie wants his father to guide him in the studies of Kabbalah. His father would push away the idea, but he found someone who wouldn't. His name was Moishe the Beadle. Moishe teachee him about Kabbalah and then gets sent to a concentration camp. He escapes and comes back to Sighet to warn about the war. Later on everyone in Sighet gets sent a camp and the boys get sent Auscwhitz. After an excruciating amount of time the men are forced to leave due to the Russians attacking. Elie's father eventually does due to malnutrition. At the end Elie looks into the mirror and what started back at at him is a corpse.
"For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences"(Wiesel xv).
Night is a wonderful book. It is such a page turner and you will find yourself getting caught in the book. Night provides great imagery and it will feel like you're actually experiencing going through the concentration camp yourself. You will feel so many emotions like fear and hope. This book is a roller coaster and it's waiting for you to hop on.