Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Oh my goodness. This is one of the best written accounts of Holocaust happenings, that i have ever read. the rawness and truth of it all is unbelievable. Written by Elie Wiesel, a survivor, it shows us what really happened in concentration camps such as Aushwitz. what really happened between the jewish prisoners, and the SS officers. The feelings and changes that happened to the prisoners as everyday they realized that the end was almost there, but not quite. As Eliezer was seperated from his mother the day they arrived at berkinau, he immediately attached to his father. The goal was to not get seperated. As the jewish are tourtured and made to suffer, Elie starts to get angry with his father and loses faith in god and the values of the jewish people. A very well written book, keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting to know what will happen next. A depressing yet truthful record of the holocaust, someone looking for a happy book, would not want to read this book. We had to read this for English, which i didn't mind at all. Infact i was done before anyone else.