Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie’s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author’s original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man’s capacity for inhumanity to man.
Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
Elie Wiesel is the author of more than forty books, including his unforgettable international best sellers Night and A Beggar in Jerusalem, winner of the Prix Médicis. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal, and the French Legion of Honor with the rank of Grand Cross. In 1986, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. He is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.
Oprah interviews Elie Wiesel about his memoir NIGHT.
This is a rare 1993 interview that Oprah did with Holocaust survivor and humanitarian Elie Wiesel, about his Nobel Prize-winning memoir NIGHT. It’s a one-on-one interview in Wiesel’s home in NYC. (A long-retired colleague, who was “VCR-challenged” bequeathed this recording to me years ago…apologies for the subpar “editing.”)
It’s my hope that everyone will read this powerful, poignant memoir, and watch this video, not only to honor the millions of people who died in the Holocaust, but to spread Wiesel’s message that we must not be indifferent to human suffering.