A Haunting Visit to a Nazi Concentration Camp
has never left me,” novelist and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel writes in his book “Night,” in which he describes his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II. Many Jews did ...
A black day in January for Iraq's Jews
On this day, 45 years ago, nine Jews were executed and their bodies hung from gallows in Baghdad’s Liberation Square. The late Max Sawdayee describes the scene on 27 January 1969 in his book All ... describes the lead-up to the hangings: “These ...
Elie Wiesel looks at his life in the face of possible death
NEW YORK — When Elie Wiesel emerged from quintuple heart bypass surgery, he immediately started writing a book about the ordeal ... like so many others. In “Night,” he describes his youthful disgust with humanity. “Here there are no fathers ...
No book this year, short or long ... Mark Klempner's The Heart Has Reasons ( Pilgrim Press ). The two books complement each other in that, to use Elie Wiesel's nomenclature, The Lost is "night" while The Heart Has Reasons is "dawn". Mendelsohn dives ...
A Video That Captures the Horror and the Inscrutability of Syria
There are two explosions and the house begins to smoke, then burn. The men watch for a bit and start walking away. That is all we can say for sure about the events portrayed in ... to be shot by the Syrian Army" by leading his car into a free-fire zone.