In this first volume ofhis two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in theRomanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence asa witness for the Holocaust's martyrs and survivors andfor the State of Israel, and as a spokesman for humanity. With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.
"From the abyss of the death campsWiesel has come as a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of brotherhood and atonement."
"--From the citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
About the Author
ELIE WIESELis the author of more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction. He is a recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor s Grand-Croix, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976, he has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University."