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A Holocaust survivor's son discovers that his father is haunted by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer. But the son also finds out that the officer is still alive. The son sets out to complete his father's act of revenge.
A new translation of Wiesel's landmark book Night, and the text of his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech.
This is for the reader interested in a book about humanity at its worst and the life of a poor child who vows never to tell about his past. Based on true historical happenings, the book will open your eyes to the old world of Hasidism, a world that has changed since the holocaust.
Translated by Marion WieselA profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time.Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? His ongoing questioning of God--where has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The world's tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets and abiding faith of a remarkable man.
On August 12, 1952, Stalin executed Russia's greatest Jewish writers. Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but he is allowed to leave a written testament. Later his son, Grisha, reads this and finds that it lights up the dark planes of his own.