READ THIS: Holocaust Classic 'Night' is Re-Released, with an Essay by Barack Obama


Night, Elie Wiesel’s searing Holocaust memoir, has been re-released in a special memorial edition, honoring the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Wiesel, who died in the summer of 2016 at the age of 87.  One of the classics of world literature, Night tells the story of Wiesel and his family’s capture by the Nazis in their small village in Romania, his imprisonment at Auschwitz, and his eventual liberation from the Buchenwald concentration camp at the age of 16.  (His parents and a sister did not survive .)

This memorial edition includes new material, including Wiesel’s as-yet unpublished speech to the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, in which he urged the world to always be engaged, because “indifference always helps the aggressor, never his victims.”  There is also a memorial tribute from Barack Obama, who looks back on his conversations with Wiesel, including one when they visited Buchenwald together, and calls him “one of the great moral voices of our time, and, in many ways the conscience of the world.”