A deserved winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 'Night' faces the dire reality of what was World War II, and more specifically, the experience of the Holocaust. This story is a horrifying, but sobering true tale of one young man's survival of the single most chaotic and tragic event of human history. Elie Wiesel blends a memoir of his own life with his family, and that of his uprooting into a stark, cold new reality. 'Night' is a chronicle of surviving imprisonment, but also of facing the good and evil of one's own sense of self.
The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity.