This book is written by Elie Wiesel, a Jewish man who survived the Holocaust, and decided to tell his story to the world. This is set in the time of World War II, so to understand this book completely, I suggest having some knowledge of what countries were involved and why it was happening. It all started when Eliezer was 13 years old, in the little town of Sighet, Hungary, 1941. The first time that we, as readers, see the first acts of the Holocaust is when Moishe the Beadle escapes from a mass grave and tells everybody who will listen what happened. The story escalates from this point on, and it's only when they arrive at the concentration camp, and for some even later on, that the Jewish people realized what was really happening.
We are currently reading this book in my English class to cover the themes of prejudice and racism. This book should not be read by those who can not take the subject of the Holocaust and of course, young children. Overall though, I give this book a 8/10 stars
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