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'Night' is Elie Wiesels' personal account of his experience of childhood in the death camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Born in a Hungarian ghetto, Elie was sent as a child to the Nazi death camps, and this book is his story of that atrocity; here he relates his childhood perceptions of an inhumanity that was as painful as it was absolute.
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Many rumours fly around the small villiage of Transyilvania where Elie lives. Then one day, out of nowhere, German soldiers arrive.

In a matter of weeks the Germans had taken over the small town. People were restricted in where they could go and were forced into smaller and smaller areas of land. Elie watched as his friends and relatives were taken away, "deported" to a secret location. Then one day they came for him. Elie and his family were forced from their home, all possesions stripped from them. They were completely at the hands of the Germans.

The book tells of the terrifying experience of death and torture in the Nazi death camps. Elie relates from the eyes of a child what it was like to stay strong and keep going in those terrible, uncertain days.
The review of this Book prepared by Kathryn Sobey

when Elie Wiesel was a teenager, he and his family were taken to concentration camps by the Germans. He was separated from his mother and 3 sisters. Therefore, he had to go through the horrible experience of the camps with his father. In this memoir, Elie explains the tragic incident that happened to over 6 million Jews during WW2.

Throughout the memoir, he explains how the Germans treated the Jews in the concentration camps and how horrible it was.
The review of this Book prepared by Ravi

This book tell the story of Elie Wiesel, a young Jewish boy in a concentration camp. It tells of the many horrible things that happened to him while he was there.
The review of this Book prepared by Andrea

Ellie Wiesel is a teenage Jew growing up in WWII Europe. His family suffers persecution and social disgrace, until they are sent away to the infamous "concentration camps." Ellie is seperated from his friends and family, and comes to know the horrors of the Nazi-regime. Night truly is a book that makes one angry, sorrowful, and reflective.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel

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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   religious Jew Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   holocaust War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Eastern Europe Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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