Sunday, May 12, 2013

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)

5 Stars - Read February 6, 2013

Night is Elie Wiesel's true story.  From the wearing of the Star of David to creation of the Jewish ghettos to separation from family to life (and death) and finally liberation from the Buchenwald concentration camp.

This book is on every "must read before you die" list I've ever seen.  I agree 100%.  If you never read another book off of that list, read this one.  It's barely over 100 pages, but it is the most powerful book I've ever read.  It is a story that has to be told and then re-told and then re-told again.  We can never forget and every nation on Earth should be doing ANYTHING in its power to stop atrocities like this from happening again.  No more Buchenwald/Auschwitz/Dachau/etc., no more Rwanda, no more Darfur, no more Bosnia.  NO. MORE.

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