About the Book:
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.
About Iran Pacheco Martinez:
Hi everyone! I’m Iran Pacheco Martinez and I’m currently a senior at North Tahoe High in Tahoe City. Growing up in Tahoe has presented me with endless outdoor adventures that continue expanding my love for nature. Additionally, I am excited to explore all of the outdoor opportunities Maine has to offer when I attend Bowdoin College this fall!
Why Iran Chose This Book:
This beautifully-written classic autobiography is both a graphic and inspiring example of what resilience can look like — devastating and inspirational. The details in the story make the reading experience all the more compelling. As you read, the detail makes the reader feel as though they are seeing through the eyes of young Wiesel, who was one of the few holocaust survivors that lived through the horrible events that took place at the Auschwitz concentration camp.