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Night by Elie Wiesel

This is one man's account of the horrors of being a Jew during WWII. He writes about his time during the persecution, the ghettos, his time in several concentration camps and losing every member of his family.

Every human being in the world should read this book.

It is horrific yet we have the luxury of closing the book if it gets to be "too much for us." Elie never had that luxury.

We do not, however have the luxury of pretending this wasn't real. We can't explain away the horror by saying it was fiction and the product of the author's vivid and disturbing imagination.

Read this book. Be horrified by this book. Be disgusted by this book. This is a book of extremes. It shows the realized potential of man's cruelty and hatred as well as showing the heart, soul and determination of mankind at its greatest moment of strength.

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geekygirl
Apr. 5th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
LOVED this book as well. I totally agree, everyone should read it!
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