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Elie Wiesel (1928–2016)

Autor(a) de Night

147+ Works 43,651 Membros 762 Reviews 69 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras de Elie Wiesel

Night (1956) 27,725 cópias
The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day (1958) — Autor — 1,952 cópias
Dawn (1961) 1,760 cópias
Day (1961) 972 cópias
Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends (1976) — Autor — 594 cópias
A Beggar in Jerusalem (1968) 501 cópias
Twilight (1987) 446 cópias
The Fifth Son (1983) 396 cópias
The Oath (1973) — Autor — 386 cópias
The Trial of God (1979) — Autor — 370 cópias
The Town Beyond the Wall (1962) 351 cópias
The Testament (1980) — Autor — 345 cópias
And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969- (1998) — Autor — 338 cópias
The Forgotten (1989) — Autor — 316 cópias
Legends of Our Time (1968) — Autor — 299 cópias
A Mad Desire to Dance (2006) 283 cópias
One Generation After (1970) 276 cópias
A jew today (1978) — Autor — 265 cópias
The Judges (1999) 244 cópias
The Sonderberg Case (2009) 226 cópias
Open Heart (2011) 184 cópias
Somewhere a Master (1981) — Autor — 171 cópias
The Time of the Uprooted (2005) 164 cópias
Five Biblical Portraits (1981) 146 cópias
The Golem (1983) — Autor — 136 cópias
Hostage (2010) — Autor — 130 cópias
Rashi (2009) — Autor — 128 cópias
King Solomon and His Magic Ring (1999) — Autor — 119 cópias
Zalmen, or the Madness of God (1968) — Autor — 110 cópias
Memoir in Two Voices (1995) — Autor — 65 cópias
Dimensions of the Holocaust (1977) 50 cópias
Images from the Bible (1980) 48 cópias
Evil and Exile (1990) 41 cópias
Se taire est impossible (1995) — Autor — 38 cópias
A Journey of Faith (1990) — Autor — 32 cópias
The Tale of a Niggun (2020) — Autor — 29 cópias
Souls on Fire / Somewhere a Master (1984) — Autor — 28 cópias
Sei riflessioni sul Talmud (1991) — Autor — 22 cópias
Bijbels eerbetoon : portretten en legenden (1986) — Autor — 17 cópias
Paroles d'étranger (1982) 8 cópias
Credere o non credere (1985) 7 cópias
Discours d'oslo (1987) 6 cópias
Dialogues (1977) 5 cópias
t ou va tu (French Edition) (2001) — Autor — 5 cópias
Against despair (1973) 4 cópias
A Meditation on Hope (2008) 3 cópias
Être juif (1994) — Prefácio — 3 cópias
The Power of Forgiveness — Autor — 3 cópias
Marc Klionsky (2004) 2 cópias
Ethics and memory (2015) 2 cópias
Entre deux soleils (1970) 2 cópias
O Tempo dos Desenraizados (2004) 2 cópias
Sarastus (1992) 2 cópias
La notte 1 exemplar(es)
Den Frieden feiern. (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Tiggaren i Jerusalem (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Nakts 1 exemplar(es)
Sha'are Haya'ar 1 exemplar(es)
Pieśń umarłych : opowiadania (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Zalmen 1 exemplar(es)
Nous, les enfants (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
The accident 1 exemplar(es)
The Power of Forgiveness 1 exemplar(es)
රාත්‍රිය 1 exemplar(es)
අරුණෝදාව (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
දහවල (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Two Images, One Destiny 1 exemplar(es)
Návrat do Sighetu 1 exemplar(es)
“An evening guest” 1 exemplar(es)
Gezeiten des Schweigens. Roman. (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
Our Jewish Solitude 1 exemplar(es)
Barbara 1 exemplar(es)
Wiesel Eli 1 exemplar(es)
A Song for Hope 1 exemplar(es)
Esau and Jacob 1 exemplar(es)
Bible : postavy a příběhy (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
La ville de la chance 1 exemplar(es)
The accident 1 exemplar(es)
Home Before Dark 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições5,779 cópias
Great Religions of the World (1971) 622 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
The Wandering Jews (1927) — Prefácio, algumas edições355 cópias
A Vanished World (1983) — Prefácio — 334 cópias
The King of Children (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições143 cópias
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
The Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust (2007) — Prefácio, algumas edições91 cópias
Out of the Depths (2011) — Prefácio — 86 cópias
Tibet, My Story (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições83 cópias
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust (1995) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest: Memories of the War Years in Hungary (1979) — Prefácio, algumas edições73 cópias
Tikvah: Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights (2001) — Introdução — 61 cópias
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições51 cópias
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World (1998) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Great Tours and Detours: The Sophisticated Traveler Series (1985) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Memory, Memorialization, and Denial (1999) — Introdução — 5 cópias
Wo Engel sich verstecken (1991) — Associated Name — 2 cópias
Critical Essays on Jerzy Kosinski (1998) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Wiesel, Eliezer
Outros nomes
WIESEL, Eliezer
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, New York, USA
Romania (birth)
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
Sighet, Romania
Local de falecimento
Manhattan, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Auschwitz, Poland
Buchenwald, Germany
Paris, France
New York, New York, USA (mostrar todas 7)
Sighet, Romania (birth)
University of Paris
memoirist (mostrar todas 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
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) (mostrar todas 8)
National Humanities Medal (2009)
Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement (2012)
Pequena biografia
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.… (mais)
JanaRose1 | outras 573 resenhas | 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.
superducky800 | outras 573 resenhas | 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. ..."… (mais)
raizel | 1 outra resenha | 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.
… (mais)
LyndaWolters1 | outras 573 resenhas | Apr 3, 2024 |


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