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Elie Wiesel (1928–2016)

Autor(a) de Night

140+ Works 43,012 Membros 755 Críticas 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 por Elie Wiesel

Night (1956) 27,297 exemplares
The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day (1958) — Autor — 1,920 exemplares
Dawn (1961) 1,729 exemplares
Day (1961) 959 exemplares
All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs (1995) 845 exemplares
Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters (1972) — Autor — 704 exemplares
Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends (1976) — Autor — 586 exemplares
A Beggar in Jerusalem (1968) 498 exemplares
Twilight (1987) 437 exemplares
The Gates of the Forest: A Novel (1964) 420 exemplares
The Fifth Son (1983) 394 exemplares
The Oath (1973) — Autor — 382 exemplares
The Trial of God (1979) — Autor — 367 exemplares
The Town Beyond the Wall (1962) 349 exemplares
The Testament (1980) — Autor — 342 exemplares
And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969- (1998) — Autor — 337 exemplares
The Forgotten (1989) — Autor — 311 exemplares
Legends of Our Time (1968) — Autor — 294 exemplares
A Mad Desire to Dance (2006) 280 exemplares
One Generation After (1970) 273 exemplares
A jew today (1978) — Autor — 264 exemplares
The Judges (1999) 244 exemplares
The Sonderberg Case (2009) 227 exemplares
The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry (1966) — Autor — 227 exemplares
Open Heart (2011) 183 exemplares
Somewhere a Master (1981) — Autor — 169 exemplares
The Time of the Uprooted (2005) 161 exemplares
Five Biblical Portraits (1981) 146 exemplares
The Golem (1983) — Autor — 134 exemplares
Hostage (2010) — Autor — 129 exemplares
Rashi (2009) — Autor — 128 exemplares
King Solomon and His Magic Ring (1999) — Autor — 118 exemplares
Zalmen, or the Madness of God (1968) — Autor — 110 exemplares
Conversations with Elie Wiesel (1992) 83 exemplares
Memoir in Two Voices (1995) — Autor — 63 exemplares
Dimensions of the Holocaust (1977) 50 exemplares
Images from the Bible (1980) 48 exemplares
Night: With Connected Readings (2000) 41 exemplares
Evil and Exile (1990) 40 exemplares
Se taire est impossible (1995) — Autor — 38 exemplares
A Journey of Faith (1990) — Autor — 32 exemplares
Souls on Fire / Somewhere a Master (1984) — Autor — 26 exemplares
The Tale of a Niggun (2020) — Autor — 25 exemplares
Sei riflessioni sul Talmud (1991) — Autor — 21 exemplares
Bijbels eerbetoon : portretten en legenden (1986) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Paroles d'étranger (1982) 8 exemplares
Credere o non credere (1985) 7 exemplares
Discours d'oslo (1987) 6 exemplares
Dialogues (1977) 5 exemplares
t ou va tu (French Edition) (2001) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Job, of God in storm en wind (1986) 4 exemplares
Against despair (1973) 4 exemplares
Être juif (1994) — Prefácio — 3 exemplares
A Meditation on Hope (2008) 3 exemplares
The Power of Forgiveness — Autor — 3 exemplares
Ethics and memory (2015) 2 exemplares
Entre deux soleils (1970) 2 exemplares
O Tempo dos Desenraizados (2004) 2 exemplares
Sarastus (1992) 2 exemplares
Worte wie Licht in der Nacht (1991) 2 exemplares
Marc Klionsky (2004) 2 exemplares
La notte 1 exemplar
Nakts 1 exemplar
Tiggaren i Jerusalem (1986) 1 exemplar
Den Frieden feiern. (1998) 1 exemplar
Zalmen 1 exemplar
The accident 1 exemplar
දහවල (2019) 1 exemplar
Sha'are Haya'ar 1 exemplar
Barbara 1 exemplar
Esau and Jacob 1 exemplar
A Song for Hope 1 exemplar
Bible : postavy a příběhy (1994) 1 exemplar
The accident 1 exemplar
Home Before Dark 1 exemplar
Wiesel Eli 1 exemplar
Nous, les enfants (1990) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições5,645 exemplares
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy (2007) — Prefácio — 697 exemplares
Great Religions of the World (1971) 612 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 443 exemplares
The Wandering Jews (1927) — Prefácio, algumas edições348 exemplares
A Vanished World (1983) — Prefácio — 331 exemplares
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
The King of Children (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições137 exemplares
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições108 exemplares
The Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust (2007) — Prefácio, algumas edições88 exemplares
Out of the Depths (2011) — Prefácio — 86 exemplares
Tibet, My Story (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições80 exemplares
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust (1995) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest: Memories of the War Years in Hungary (1979) — Prefácio, algumas edições71 exemplares
Tikvah: Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights (2001) — Introdução — 61 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições49 exemplares
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World (1998) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Great Tours and Detours: The Sophisticated Traveler Series (1985) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Memory, Memorialization, and Denial (1999) — Introdução — 5 exemplares
Wo Engel sich verstecken (1991) — Associated Name — 2 exemplares
Critical Essays on Jerzy Kosinski (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Wiesel, Eliezer
Outros nomes
WIESEL, Eliezer
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, New York, USA
Romania (birth)
País (no 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 todos 7)
Sighet, Romania (birth)
University of Paris
memoirist (mostrar todos 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
Prémios e menções honrosas
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 todos 8)
National Humanities Medal (2009)
Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement (2012)

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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.



This is an excellent, dark, very troubling, and - if you read the forward and especially the author's acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize - inspiring book.

It is a fast read about a Jewish teenager taken from his home in 1944 to Nazi prison camps. It echoes the dire need to avoid complacency and do something, no matter what or how little, to help those in need. To not ignore the warnings that something is not quite right.

A few days after finishing the book I read an excerpt of a letter to the U.S. Congress from Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human-rights lawyer. He said, "May the light of freedom shine upon China, let evil have no place to hide, and may the mistreated no longer be in pain." He has been lost in the Chinese prison system since writing that letter in 2007.

Seems that in some places, there has only been slight progress since 1944.
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dlinnen | 567 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2024 |
I found this memoir less compelling than Night, but still a chilling picture of the buildup to transport and the difficulties facing the survivors beyond the immediate aftermath of liberation.

Audiobook, performed by the author, who reads with such emotion that I was at times moved to tears.

“Wherever my life took me, a part of me would remain in that street in front of my empty house, awaiting the order to depart. I see my little sister. I see her with her rucksack, so cumbersome, so heavy. I see her and an immense tenderness sweeps over me. Never will her innocent smile fade from my soul, never will her glance cease to sear me. I tried to help her. She protested. Never will the sound of her voice leave my heart. She was thirsty, My little sister was thirsty. Her lips were parched, pearls of sweat formed on her clear forehead. “I can wait,” she said, smiling. My little sister wanted to be brave, and I wanted to die in her place. I seldom speak of her in my writing, for I dare not. My little sister with her sunbathed golden head is my secret.”

For the Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season book challenge, Task the Sixth: The Hanukkah (Let the dreidel choose a book for you: create a list of four books, and assign a dreidel symbol to each one (Nun = miracle; Gimel = great; He = happened; Shin = there, i.e. Israel). Google "spin the dreidel," and a dreidel comes up for you to spin. Give it a spin and read the book that the dreidel chooses!)
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Doodlebug34 | 9 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
To forgive somone can be simple. But this simple act can have powerul consequences - and may lead to a personal and spiritual transformation. "Recently, the study of forgiveness has come into its own.
Researchers are examining the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness under an amazingly wide variety of conditions, ranging from petty insults to sexual assault to 9/11. Clinicians now help guide people to forgive transgressions and get on with their lives. From Ground Zero to Northern Ireland to the Amish countryside, THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS explores this important concept, and reveals how forgiveness can transform your life."

To forgive somone can be simple. But this simple act can have powerul consequences - and may lead to a personal and spiritual transformation. Recently, the study of forgiveness has come into its own.
Researchers are examining the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness under an amazingly wide variety of conditions, ranging from petty insults to sexual assault to 9/11. Clinicians now help guide people to forgive transgressions and get on with their lives. From Ground Zero to Northern Ireland to the Amish countryside, THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS explores this important concept, and reveals how forgiveness can transform your life."
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staylorlib | Dec 27, 2023 |
A book of profound importance. Not just a book, but an understanding and an experience. A work of historical significance and value. A narrative that will stay with you years after you turn the last page. Simply masterful.
BenM2023 | 567 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |


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