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A young journalist steps off a curb and into the path of a speeding taxicab. Is it an accident? Or has a tormented past driven Eliezer, a survivor of the German death camps, to attempt suicide? Gravely injured, torn between choosing life and death, Eliezer relives the horrors of Auschwitz, remembers the tragedy of a child forced into prostitution by the Nazis, and puzzles over his passionate affair with a beautiful woman he cannot love. Told with the true voice of a witness, The Accident portrays one man's quest ...

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A young journalist steps off a curb and into the path of a speeding taxicab. Is it an accident? Or has a tormented past driven Eliezer, a survivor of the German death camps, to attempt suicide? Gravely injured, torn between choosing life and death, Eliezer relives the horrors of Auschwitz, remembers the tragedy of a child forced into prostitution by the Nazis, and puzzles over his passionate affair with a beautiful woman he cannot love. Told with the true voice of a witness, The Accident portrays one man's quest to understand the catastrophe that befell him, his family, and his people.

Was an Auschwitz survivor's accident actually a suicide attempt? This is the gripping story of one man's quest to understand the catastrophe that befell him.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780553581706
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1982
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 6.94 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

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    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ!

    The Accident by Elie Wiesel is a great book. I highly recommend it to all ages. The book is by far one of the most amazing books I have ever read and it taught me a lot about some people's lives in depressing situations. This story really made me keep reading and to not want to put the book down. It is a very memorable story about Elie and his life experiences after the liberation of the German death camps in World War II. In the story Elie is hit by a taxi cab and is immobilized in a hospital while trying to survive from this accident and going back and forth between life and death. This in time slowly makes Elie exclude himself from life. His girlfriend and his other friends try and help him catch back on with life and help him figure out how to love life again. Elie goes back and forth about being in touch with god through out the story. I would recommend this book to everyone. I say this because I think everyone would learn and look at life from a different perspective then people usually would. I think this because this book communicates the true feeling of another person's life and what some people go through in situations of hurt and depression within them. So therefore I think everyone should read Elie Wiesel's book The Accident to be taught about someone else's life experiences. Overall this was one of the best books I have ever read and I hope everyone can read and learn about what Elie went through in this time period of his life.

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