1st Quarter – Why is there evil and suffering? Why is there hate? Elie Wiesel recounts the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand and the despair he felt in the book Night. This is not a novel; it is a memoir, a personal recollection of people, places, events, and feelings. It may shock you — and I hope it shakes you. This book will compel you to wrestle with the same big questions which confronted Wiesel when people began taking away his life (his home, his clothes, his studies, his health, his human dignity). Why?
Use the following resources to inform your reading and writing as we work with this memoir.
Author Elie Wiesel
- Deerwester, Jayme. “Holocaust Writer, Educator Dies at 87.” Tallahassee Democrat, 3 July 2016, p. 1B.
- Wiesel, Elie. “The Perils of Indifference”
- Burlew, Jeff. “Grocer’s Dark Past Revealed.” Tallahassee Democrat, 10 June 2017, pp. 1A, 2A.