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Publication Order of The Night Trilogy Books

Dawn (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Town Beyond the Wall (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gates of the Forest (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Beggar in Jerusalem (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oath (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Testament (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golem (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifth Son (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judges (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time of the Uprooted (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mad Desire to Dance (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sonderberg Case (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostage (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

Zalman Madness God (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trial of God (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

An Ethical Compass (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tale of a Niggun (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Filled with Fire and Light (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Memoirs Books

All Rivers Run to the Sea (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And the Sea is Never Full (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Souls on Fire (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jews of Silence (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of Our Time (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Generation After (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Messengers of God (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Jew Today (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Hasidic Masters (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Biblical Portraits (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somewhere A Master (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against Silence (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil and Exile (With: Jon Rothschild,Jody Gladding,Michael de Saint-Cheron) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Six Days of Destruction (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Kingdom of Memory (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Journey of Faith (With: ) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sages and Dreamers (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations with Elie Wiesel (With: Richard D. Heffner) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Dialog and Dilemma With Elie Wiesel (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passover Haggadah (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memoir in Two Voices (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wise Men and Their Tales (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Darkness (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rashi (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Open Heart (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Elie Wiesel is an American political activist, professor, writer, and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

The author was born in Sighet, Romania in 1928, a small Jewish community that had settled in the area since the mid-17th century. They had settled there seeking refuge from the persecution and pogroms against Jews in Ukraine.

His maternal grandmother who was a Hasidic Jew had a deep impact on the young man and encouraged him to undertake Talmudic studies.

While his father Shlomo was an emancipated Jew that was more open to happenings in the world, he also insisted that Wiesel study modern Hebrew.

He wanted him to learn Hebrew so that he could study the works of modern Hebrew authors. At home, he lived with a multilingual family that spoke Yiddish, Romanian, Hungarian and German.

The family’s life changed drastically in the mid-1940s when Hitler ordered that all Jews in Eastern Europe be transferred to death camps in Poland.

His entire family was ultimately transferred to Poland and only Wiesel and two elder siblings would survive the ordeal.

Following the end of World War II and liberation from Auschwitz in 1945, Elie Wiesel was part of a group of Jewish children orphaned that was sent to study in France. In France, he had a choice of either taking religious or secular studies.

Given his experiences at Auschwitz during the Holocaust, his faith had been severely deprecated. He believed that God had stood by and not been faithful to the Jews in their time of need.
Nonetheless, he still decided to undertake religious studies. After several years of studying at preparatory schools, he was sent to study at the Sorbonne in Paris.

He would then start working as a teacher of Hebrew and translator to supplement his earnings as a journalist. It was during this time that Francois Mauriac the French Catholic writer managed to persuade Wiesel to document his experiences.

What resulted was the internationally acclaimed memoir “Night,” which went on to become a bestseller, selling millions of copies and being translated into more than 30 languages.
He used the income from the sales of the book to support a Yeshiva he set up in Israel in memory of his father.

Elie Wiesel now dedicates his life to ensuring that the Holocaust will not be forgotten. Many of the works including plays, collections of essays, and novels explore genocide and the Holocaust.
He has become a speaker, writer, and spokesman on these issues and has spoken all over the world speaking in Kosovo, the former Soviet Union, Bosnia, and Rwanda.

He founded the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and for his efforts he was granted the Nobel Peace Prize award.

After many years of being stateless, he was granted an American passport in 1956. Years later, he was also offered French citizenship when Francois Mitterand his close friend became President of France.
Between 1972 and 1976 he worked as a professor at the City University of New York where he taught Judaic Studies. He was also Yale University’s Humanities and Social Thought Henry Luce Visiting Scholar.
In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor Grand Croix, the Congressional Gold Medal of the United States, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Night by Elie Wiesel is a deeply moving and powerful story of the personal experiences of Ellie Wiesel as a Hungarian Jew.

He together with his entire family was transferred to the concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, where most of them perished.

Elie writes in a casual and calm way as he tells of how nightmarish events unfolded. For instance, he was separated from his siblings and his mother and never saw them again.

It is a traumatic and life-altering action done in a bureaucratic and off-handed manner that is truly heartbreaking. This is only the beginning as the author goes on to tell of how he tried as hard as he could to prevent separation from his father.

Elie also had to endure and witness all manner of horrors at the concentration camps. On the terrifying journey, he tells of his growing disgust for God and humanity, which resulted in the loss of faith in humanity and God.

The work is written in an unsentimental and simple style, which just makes the horrors even more shocking.

Elie Wiesel’s novel “Dawn,” tells the story of Elish a young Jewish man that was charged with killing John Dawson, an English soldier. Elisha is a member of the resistance to the British occupation of Palestine.

The British recently captured David Ben Moshe a resistance member and the Jews could not be more livid. They resolved that for every young Jew killed, they would take out an English soldier.
Following the arrest and sentencing of David, the resistance kidnapped Dawson vowing to kill him. Gad is a leader in the movement that had tracked down Elisha, who was living as a refugee after surviving the concentration camps.

He chooses Elisha to perform the killing of Dawson which is to happen on the morning the British intend to kill David. What follows is Elisha’s emotional and psychological journey on the evening and night before the scheduled killings.

It is a brilliant work that tells of the circularity of life. The Jews and the English who had fought on the same side during World War II now find themselves on opposing sides.
Liberated, the Jews are now looking to reclaim their homeland which the English are reluctant to let go of.

“Day,” by Elie Wiesel is a novel inspired by the events in the life of the author who survived the Holocaust but is now dealing with survivor’s guilt.
The lead in the work only has superficial engagement with the living having lost most of his family through unimaginable horrors. Nonetheless, life goes on until he is hit by a cab and left in critical condition with most of his bones broken.

He welcomes death but it rejects him and in this work, we explore his reflections leading up to the accident.

He believed his life was over when he was sent to the concentration camps where he lost everyone. He had no hope of finding any hope or joy following his experiences.

He wallowed in his tragic past and this resulted in a disconnect between his past and present and made it almost impossible for him to have relationships with other people.

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