Finished March 17
Night by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel
This is another classic that I had never got around to reading. This is the memoir of Elie Wiesel of his experience in the concentration camps in World War II. Wiesel was born in Transylvania, a part of Europe that was one of the last to succumb to the rounding up of the Jews. He and his family were taken from their home in 1944, and this book tells their experience as Elie loses the members of his family, questions his own faith, and realizes the horrors that man is capable of.
The book reads as a very present experience as Elie captures the stream of events as they happen, including his inner thoughts and feelings.