After the Darkness: Reflections on the Holocaust
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After the Darkness: Reflections on the Holocaust

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by Elie Wiesel
     
 

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A poignant, powerful distillation of the Holocaust experience from the internationally acclaimed writer and Nobel laureate.

In his first book, Night, Elie Wiesel described his concentration camp experience, but he has rarely written directly about the Holocaust since then. Now, as the last generation of survivors is passing and a new generation must be

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A poignant, powerful distillation of the Holocaust experience from the internationally acclaimed writer and Nobel laureate.

In his first book, Night, Elie Wiesel described his concentration camp experience, but he has rarely written directly about the Holocaust since then. Now, as the last generation of survivors is passing and a new generation must be introduced to mankind’s darkest hour, Wiesel sums up the most important aspects of Hitler’s years in power and provides a fitting memorial to those who suffered and perished. He writes about the creation of the Third Reich, Western acquiescence, the gas chambers, and memory. He criticizes Churchill and Roosevelt for what they knew and ignored, and he praises little-known Jewish heroes. Augmenting Wiesel’s text are testimonies from survivors, who recall, among other moments and events: the establishment of the Nurembourg Laws, Kristallnacht, transport to the camps, and liberation.

With this book—richly illustrated with 45 photographs from the U.S. Holocaust
Museum—Wiesel proves once again the ineluctable importance of bearing witness.

Editorial Reviews

Elie Wiesel's After the Darkness is, in a sense, the sequel to his classic Night. In his words: "Night is a personal memoir about a Jewish adolescent's traumatic experiences in Hitler's Europe; this short book is about the collective experience of others. It is about the consequences of hatred and evil when they are allowed to gain power. It is about the events that plunged humanity into a darkness that seemed everlasting. And also about the moral courage and nobility of survivors who, in spite of what they endured, chose to prefer hope over bitterness, and place their faith in the future." (The photographs from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that accompany the text are unforgettable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805241822
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/22/2002
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.53(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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After the Darkness: Reflections on the Holocaust 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beirut768 More than 1 year ago
Those who do not believe that there was, and still is, a legend in the name of 'Holocaust' are kindly invited to visit Ghaza and Lebanon (North and notably South) to look and see how such a word is actually pronounced.
They will see a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life through a carnage of fire and cold-blood slaughter of civilians.

Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book that will make you think. It will make you think about what really happened to so many innocent people. This is a perfect book for students just learning about the Holocaust.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is to me a must. I have been interested in the Holocaust for a while now and this is a great book to really bring out everything that happened. The pictures are very detailed and bring the subject out 100%.