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Elie Wiesel (1928–2016)

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Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania on September 30, 1928. In 1944, he and his family were deported along with other Jews to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. His mother and his younger sister died there. He loaded stones onto railway cars in a labor camp called Buna before being sent to näytä lisää Buchenwald, where his father died. He was liberated by the United States Third Army on April 11, 1945. After the war ended, he learned that his two older sisters had also survived. He was placed on a train of 400 orphans that was headed to France, where he was assigned to a home in Normandy under the care of a Jewish organization. He was educated at the Sorbonne and supported himself as a tutor, a Hebrew teacher and a translator. He started writing for the French newspaper L'Arche. In 1948, L'Arche sent him to Israel to report on that newly founded state. He also became the Paris correspondent for the daily Yediot Ahronot. In this capacity, he interviewed the novelist Francois Mauriac, who urged him to write about his war experiences. The result was La Nuit (Night). After the publication of Night, Wiesel became a writer, literary critic, and journalist. His other books include Dawn, The Accident, The Gates of the Forest, The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry, and Twilight. He received a numerous awards and honors for his literary work including the William and Janice Epstein Fiction Award in 1965, the Jewish Heritage Award in 1966, the Prix Medicis in 1969, and the Prix Livre-International in 1980. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for his work in combating human cruelty and in advocating justice. He had a leading role in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. He died on July 2, 2016 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

(1956) 27,687 kappaletta
The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day (1958) — Tekijä — 1,949 kappaletta
Dawn (1961) 1,760 kappaletta
Day (1961) 971 kappaletta
All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs (1995) 855 kappaletta
Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters (1972) — Tekijä — 711 kappaletta
Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends (1976) — Tekijä — 593 kappaletta
A Beggar in Jerusalem (1968) 501 kappaletta
Palavat ikkunat (1987) 446 kappaletta
The Gates of the Forest: A Novel (1964) 422 kappaletta
The Fifth Son (1983) 395 kappaletta
The Oath (1973) — Tekijä — 386 kappaletta
The Trial of God (1979) — Tekijä — 371 kappaletta
The Town Beyond the Wall (1962) 351 kappaletta
The Testament (1980) — Tekijä — 345 kappaletta
And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969- (1998) — Tekijä — 338 kappaletta
The Forgotten (1989) — Tekijä — 315 kappaletta
Legends of Our Time (1968) — Tekijä — 299 kappaletta
A Mad Desire to Dance (2006) 282 kappaletta
One Generation After (1970) 276 kappaletta
A jew today (1978) — Tekijä — 265 kappaletta
The Judges (1999) 244 kappaletta
The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry (1966) — Tekijä — 233 kappaletta
The Sonderberg Case (2009) 226 kappaletta
Open Heart (2011) 184 kappaletta
Somewhere a Master (1981) — Tekijä — 171 kappaletta
The Time of the Uprooted (2005) 164 kappaletta
Five Biblical Portraits (1981) 146 kappaletta
The Golem (1983) — Tekijä — 136 kappaletta
Hostage (2010) — Tekijä — 130 kappaletta
Rashi (2009) — Tekijä — 128 kappaletta
King Solomon and His Magic Ring (1999) — Tekijä — 119 kappaletta
Zalmen, or the Madness of God (1968) — Tekijä — 110 kappaletta
Conversations with Elie Wiesel (1992) 83 kappaletta
Memoir in Two Voices (1995) — Tekijä — 65 kappaletta
Dimensions of the Holocaust (1977) 50 kappaletta
Images from the Bible (1980) 48 kappaletta
Night: With Connected Readings (2000) 41 kappaletta
Evil and Exile (1990) 40 kappaletta
Se taire est impossible (1995) — Autor — 38 kappaletta
A Journey of Faith (1990) — Tekijä — 32 kappaletta
The Tale of a Niggun (2020) — Tekijä — 29 kappaletta
Souls on Fire / Somewhere a Master (1984) — Tekijä — 28 kappaletta
Sei riflessioni sul Talmud (1991) — Tekijä — 21 kappaletta
Bijbels eerbetoon : portretten en legenden (1986) — Tekijä — 17 kappaletta
Paroles d'étranger (1982) 8 kappaletta
Credere o non credere (1985) 7 kappaletta
Discours d'oslo (1987) 6 kappaletta
Dialogues (1977) 5 kappaletta
t ou va tu (French Edition) (2001) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Job, of God in storm en wind (1986) 4 kappaletta
Against despair (1973) 4 kappaletta
Être juif (1994) — Esipuhe — 3 kappaletta
A Meditation on Hope (2008) 3 kappaletta
The Power of Forgiveness — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
Ethics and memory (2015) 2 kappaletta
Entre deux soleils (1970) 2 kappaletta
O Tempo dos Desenraizados (2004) 2 kappaletta
Worte wie Licht in der Nacht (1991) 2 kappaletta
Marc Klionsky (2004) 2 kappaletta
Sarastus (1992) 2 kappaletta
දහවල (2019) 1 kappale
Nakts 1 kappale
La notte 1 kappale
The accident 1 kappale
Zalmen 1 kappale
Tiggaren i Jerusalem (1986) 1 kappale
Sha'are Haya'ar 1 kappale
Nous, les enfants (1990) 1 kappale
Den Frieden feiern. (1998) 1 kappale
Esau and Jacob 1 kappale
Barbara 1 kappale
The accident 1 kappale
Home Before Dark 1 kappale
A Song for Hope 1 kappale
Wiesel Eli 1 kappale

Associated Works

Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (1947) — Johdanto, eräät painokset5,777 kappaletta
Great Religions of the World (1971) 622 kappaletta
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Avustaja — 447 kappaletta
The Wandering Jews (1927) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset355 kappaletta
A Vanished World (1983) — Esipuhe — 333 kappaletta
The King of Children (1988) — Johdanto, eräät painokset143 kappaletta
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
Read With Me (1965) — Avustaja — 129 kappaletta
The Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust (2007) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset91 kappaletta
Out of the Depths (2011) — Esipuhe — 87 kappaletta
Tibet, My Story (1996) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset83 kappaletta
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust (1995) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest: Memories of the War Years in Hungary (1979) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset73 kappaletta
Tikvah: Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights (2001) — Johdanto — 61 kappaletta
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience (2018) — Kertoja, eräät painokset51 kappaletta
Great Tours and Detours: The Sophisticated Traveler Series (1985) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Memory, Memorialization, and Denial (1999) — Johdanto — 5 kappaletta
Wo Engel sich verstecken (1991) — Associated Name — 2 kappaletta
Critical Essays on Jerzy Kosinski (1998) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Wiesel, Eliezer
Muut nimet
WIESEL, Eliezer
Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, New York, USA
Romania (birth)
Maa (karttaa varten)
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
Sighet, Romania
Manhattan, New York, USA
Auschwitz, Poland
Buchenwald, Germany
Paris, France
New York, New York, USA (näytä kaikki 7)
Sighet, Romania (birth)
University of Paris
memoirist (näytä kaikki 8)
Holocaust survivor
Wiesel, Marion (wife)
Bloch, Sam E. (colleague)
American Academy of Arts and Letters( [1996])
Boston University
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Nobel Peace Prize (1986)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992)
Congressional Gold Medal (1984)
Medal of Liberty (1986)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
Norman Mailer Prize (2011) (näytä kaikki 8)
National Humanities Medal (2009)
Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement (2012)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Elie Wiesel was born to a Jewish family in the small town of Sighet in northern Transylvania, then part of Hungary, now Romania. He was still a teenager when he was taken from his home and deported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald. His memoirs of that experience are unforgettably recorded in NIGHT, which became a worldwide bestseller. Elie Wiesel was Andrew Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and founding chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.



At the age of 15, Elie was forced into a cattle car with his father, mother and younger sister. His mother and sister were immediately sent to the chimney. He and his father struggled to survive in the concentration camp, enduring death, and destruction of the soul. This was a heartbreaking book. I was particularly touched by the forward and the author’s words when receiving his Nobel Peace Prize. I also found it important that he fought to get this manuscript published in a time where no one spoke of the holocaust. His words remind us to never forget.… (lisätietoja)
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JanaRose1 | 573 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 8, 2024 |
don't know how to rate this because it is so horrifying...I read it twice for school and both times it was utterly devastating and terrifying. It is an incredibly important book that everyone should read. But no one, I repeat, NO ONE, should ever have to read this alone.
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superducky800 | 573 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 13, 2024 |
I'm sure the book is brilliant, but there is a lot I don't understand, especially the ending.

A quote I liked, which is followed by mention of Elisha ben Avuya and the the story of the four who entered the garden:

" ... Of the roads that lead to truth there is never more than one. For each man there is only one. In that sense the atheist and the mystic are alike: they both proceed directly to the goal without turning aside. At the goal, of course, they meet. But if their paths cross on the way, they run the risk of canceling each other out. Do you understand, my boy? You can't be inside and outside at the same time. Man is too weak, his imagination too poor, to enter the garden and yet remain beyond the wall. ..."… (lisätietoja)
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raizel | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 4, 2024 |
I am struggling to review this book as I am quite conflicted. I didn't find it terribly impactful, yet to critic it almost feels sacrilege given its subject matter.

I appreciate what a horrific time and memory this must be for the author, and I give a lot of grace to the fact that it is his 15-year-old perspective written when he was quite some years older. That being said, for all the conversation (read hype) surrounding Night, I expected so much more; that is on me.

As someone who has delved quite deep into this part of history, I feel there are far more detailed, perhaps even accurately portrayed writings available that will leave the reader with a better understanding of the suffering that occurred during the Holocaust. That being said, this book has its place, it just isn't the homerun read that it has been made out to be -- feels watered down.

In learning more about the book and its apparent numerous renditions, that is likely what has occurred, the 800 original score has been whittled down through each language translation. It now is just over 100 pages for us English readers. Too bad, really, as I think we could have taken away much more and the effect could have been far more powerful had the pages remained.

As with all books on the Holocaust, this book deserves to be read, it may strike that cord necessary for the reader to see people and the world differently so that they stand up as needed to those being wrongly persecuted.
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LyndaWolters1 | 573 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |


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