Night by Elie Wiesel. No other book captures the horror, despair, and loss of faith wrought by the Holocaust. How anyone survived such debasement and slaughter is beyond me. Just hearing the title of this book makes me weak with sadness and fury. Elie Wiesel is a role-model that everyone of any age or race or religion should admire.
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