The long-anticipated memoirs of the novelist and Nobel Peace Laureate open with a child's entry into hell. We see the boy, Elie Wiesel, torn from a traditional and loving Jewish family life in a Carpathian village and dragged through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. We see him emerge a bloodless adolescent, a mute spirit, with no homeland. In his passionate, poignant, and moving account of those years - and the amazing years that followed - a remarkable life unfolds.
After 3 months, I have finally finished reading this book - it is a pretty intense read, a definitely must-have, a tear-jerker had I not read it at public places.