Author: Elie Wiesel
Narrator: Jeffrey Rosenblatt
Series: The Night Trilogy #1
Length: 4 hours 17 min
Night is a memoir about Elie Wiesel’s experiences during the holocaust. It chronicles his journey from Birkenau, Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald as he and his father try to survive the horrors of these concentration camps.
This is a heartbreaking and very emotional memoir. Night is not a book that you read for enjoyment but because it’s about history, humanity, religion, and the evils of humanity. This book will challenge you, break your heart, and hopefully change you for the better. It reminds you not to forget the past, especially this past, because we cannot let atrocities like this happen again.
Elie’s journey was very heartbreaking, not just because of the atrocities he saw and faced, but also because it made him question everything about his faith and humanity. These experiences really stripped him down and at times made him realize how terrible a human person can become, even himself. His relationship with his father was a key topic in this book and some of his struggles with his father are heartbreaking. I came so close to crying a few times.
This is my second time reading this book and this was extremely emotional in audiobook format. Jeffrey Rosenblatt really portrayed the emotion and horror Elie experienced. This is a book I think everyone should be required to read. It will bring you to tears but you will learn from it.