Book Reports On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Book Review & Rating Night by Elie Wiesel, is a non-fiction survival novel. The novel focuses mainly on the time Elie spends in the Nazi concentration camps during World War Two. The novel starts out in Elie’s hometown in Transylvania, and his community is predominantly Jewish. Elie is one of four children him being the only son. His father was a man who spent much of his time being involved with the community authorities. Elie’s town is taken over by Hungarian Police who are under the rule of the German-Nazi’s. The Jewish people in his community are sent to live in “ghettos” that are fenced in and are under constant watch. One day, deportations begin. Elie and his family are part of the last transport out of his town. They are then brought …show more content…

He was born in Sighet, Transylvania (now part of Romania) on September 30, 1928. His mother, Sarah, and father, Shlomo, had four children including him. He has three sisters, Hilda, Tzipora, and Beatrice. Before the war Elie’s life revolved mostly around family and religious study. He was deported from his hometown in 1944, and spent over a year in concentration camps. He was liberated on April 11, 1945. After the war he spent a few years in a French orphanage where he was reunited with his two older sisters Beatrice and Hilda. In 1948, Elie began to study literature, philosophy, and psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. He became involved in journalistic work with a French newspaper. He also wrote for Israeli and French newspapers. It was the Catholic writer Francois Mauriac, the 1952 Nobel Laureate in Literature, that Elie wrote about his experiences in the death camps. The result was his internationally known memoir And the World Remained Silent, in Yiddish, and La Nuit or Night in French. Elie moved to the US in the mid 1950s and successfully applied for citizenship. While in the US Elie continued to write in newspapers, and wrote over 40 fiction and nonfiction novels. Elie became Professor of Humanities at Boston University in 1976 and continues to teach. Elie married a woman named Marion and had one son named Shlomo Elie Wiesel is still alive, and he is 87. He has won many awards such as the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Congressional Gold Medal in 1985, and The International Center in New York's Award of

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