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Elie Wiesel Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Night Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Plays

Zalman Madness God (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trial of God (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

An Ethical Compass (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tale of a Niggun (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Filled with Fire and Light (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Memoirs Books

All Rivers Run to the Sea (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
And the Sea is Never Full (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Jewish Encounters Books

The Wicked Son (By: David Mamet) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rashi (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jewish Body (By: Melvin Konner) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hillel: If Not Now, When? (By: Joseph Telushkin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yehuda Halevi (By: Hillel Halkin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burnt Books (By: Rodger Kamenetz) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacred Trash (By: Adina Hoffman) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
When General Grant Expelled the Jews (By: Jonathan Sarna) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem (By: Jeremy Dauber) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Menachem Begin (By: Daniel Gordis) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers on Writing(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am Jewish(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Post-Holocaust Jewish–Christian Dialogue: After the Flood, before the Rainbow(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
One for Each Night(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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