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A Jew Today
     

A Jew Today

by Elie Wiesel
 

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In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, letters and diary entries, weaving together all the periods of the author's life -- from his childhood in Transylvania to Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Paris, New York -- Elie Wiesel, acclaimed as one of the most gifted and sensitive writers of our time, probes, from the particular point of view of his Jewishness,

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In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, letters and diary entries, weaving together all the periods of the author's life -- from his childhood in Transylvania to Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Paris, New York -- Elie Wiesel, acclaimed as one of the most gifted and sensitive writers of our time, probes, from the particular point of view of his Jewishness, such central moral and political issues as Zionism and the Middle East conflict, Solzhenitsyn and Soviet anti-Semitism, the obligations of American Jews toward Israel, the Holocaust and its cheapening in the media.


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"Rich in autobiographical, philosophical, moral and historical implications...a jew today reveals a matchless writer in complete control of his power:" — Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307759702
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/22/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

With his powerful memoir Night, Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) put a face to the Holocaust, relating the horrors and inhumanity he experienced in Nazi concentration camps as a teenager. Published in 1955, Night is the first book in a trilogy and is followed by Dawn and Day, which document Wiesel’s life both during and after the Holocaust. Wiesel wrote more than fifty books in all and spent his life crusading against injustice around the globe. An esteemed activist, orator, and teacher, Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1928
Place of Birth:
Sighet, Romania
Education:
La Sorbonne

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