Published in 1960, Night is a literary work by Romanian-born Jewish American author and political activist Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel (1928–2016). The work recounts Wiesel’s experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II (1939–1945). It is widely considered one of the most important examples of literature related to the Holocaust.
Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania (part of present-day Romania), in 1928. Holding Romanian citizenship, Wiesel was a devoted member of the Jewish faith who was rounded up and imprisoned in concentration camps by the Nazis during World War II. A teenager during the war, Wiesel suffered harrowing firsthand experiences of Nazi brutality, including the deaths of both of his parents. However, he managed to survive his...Read more
- January 01, 1958
- Drumer, Akiba (Fictional character)