One Generation After

One Generation After

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by Elie Wiesel
     
 

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Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.  See more details below

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Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.

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“Hassidic stories and rabbinic interpretations shine through the personal reminiscences and humble prayers addressed to God.”
Saturday Review

“In this book of anecdotes, autobiographical fragments, conversations with victims, introspective analyses, dialogues of faith, and essays, [Wiesel] searches among the testimony of the survivors and contemporary events for possible answers or lessons that Auschwitz might have offered the generation born since the war. Society, he states, has not changed, and nothing has been learned.”
Publishers Weekly

“In an incredibly moving collection of essays, tales, and autobiographical sketches, Wiesel describes the agonizing plight of the Holocaust survivor who must try to relate that which is beyond words, and to search for meaning in experiences that defy understanding. Many of the haunting themes, memorable characters, and striking episodes of Wiesel’s novels are intimately revealed in these pages.”
Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805207132
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
913,710
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.32(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than fifty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.

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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One Generation After 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wiesel's novel about his return to his hometown a generation after the Shoah was amazing. The way he tells the story transports you to the little city that was once filled with Jews, now filled with Germans. He includes open letters to groups, but my favorite was the open letter to the Jewish children of today and the future, telling them to remember the past and make sure that it can never, ever happen again in the future. This is one of my favorite books by Elie Wiesel.
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