Night Quotes by Elie Wiesel
20 Elie Wiesel Quotes to Help Restore Your Faith in Humanity
All rights reserved. Night Quotes See more famous quotes from literature. Family Quotes. My father was crying. It was the first time I saw him cry. I had never thought it possible. As for my mother, she was walking, her face a mask, without a word, deep in thought.
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Elie Wiesel born in Romania, September 30, — died in New York July 2, is widely known as an American-Jewish writer, author of 57 books, professor and political activist, and one of the most famous Auschwitz survivors. When he was 15, as the German army occupied Hungary, Elie and his family were placed in one of the confinement ghettos set up in his hometown. Two months later, all Jews were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and most of them were killed soon after arrival. Wiesel and his father were the only ones in the family to be spared, as they were fit for labor. The only thing that kept him going in the concentration camp was knowing that his father was still alive. Sadly, his father was beaten to death shortly before the camp was liberated, and Elie was unable to help him. The book that made him famous — Night — describes everything he went through, both during his imprisonment in the Nazi camp and after.
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Elie Wiesel was a survivor who came face to face with the depths of human cruelty, but who refused to loosen his grip on hope. The Nobel Peace Prize winner was a voice for the millions who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Throughout his life , Wiesel spoke out on behalf of people and groups who were targets of violence and bigotry -- in Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, South Africa, and other regions of the world. But at the same time, I am optimistic. Out of despair, one creates. What else can one do? There is no good reason to go on living, but you must go on living.
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Night , by Elie Wiesel , is a work of Holocaust literature, with a decidedly autobiographical slant. Wiesel based the book—at least in part—on his own experiences during World War II. Through just a brief pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and the author won the Nobel Prize in The quotes below show the searing nature of the novel, as Wiesel tries to make sense of one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history. Wiesel's journey into Hell began with a yellow star, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear. The star was, often, a mark of death, as the Germans used it to identify Jews and send them to concentration camps.