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The Night

The Night by Elie Weisel is a non fiction auto-biography.His special qualification for writing this is that he lived through it.He has won the Nobel Peace Prize, and he has written Dawn, The Accident, and The Town Beyond the Wall.He won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in improving the living conditions and promoting the understanding and acceptance of Jews around the world.I am not sure if this is a recent publication or a classic, but it was copyrighted in 1960.The book is organized in chronological order, it starts at the beginning of the war and when he is leaving for the concentration camp, and it ends when he is leaving the camp and is saved.The author's topic is the Holocaust.His main ideas are the events that occurred in his life during that year.He tells the happenings of someone living through the Holocaust as a Jew in a concentration camp.
He starts the book by giving a quick overview of his childhood.He tells of the important people in his life, and he says the tips he got about what was to come that he had ignored.His siblings were "…There were four of us children: Hilda, the eldest; then Bea; I was the third, and the only son; the baby of the family was Tzipora…"He had not gotten along so well with his father during his childhood.Someone he knew, named Moshe the Beadle, was thefirst one from his community who got a taste of the war.He came back to tell everyone about it and to warn them, but they ignored him."… "Jews, listen to me.It's all I ask of you.I don't want money or pity.Only listen to me."…" he would cry out.Not even Eliezer believed him though.He would listen to be polite, and to give him a chance, but it didn't seem realistic to him.They finally realized their mistake when Eliezer's father got the news of deportation."… "I have terrible news," he said at last, "Deporta…


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