Night Quote

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  • Topic: Elie Wiesel, Sighetu Marmaţiei, Auschwitz concentration camp
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Night, by Elie Wiesel, is a work of Holocaust literature, although it has a decidedly autobiographical slant. Wiesel based the book--at least in part--on his own experiences during World War II. The book has received considerable acclaim, and the author received the Nobel Prize in 1986. Here are a few quotes from Wiesel's famous novel. * "What can we expect? It's war..."

- Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 1
* "I wanted to come back to Sighet to tell you the story of my death. So that you could prepare yourselves while there was still time. To live? I don't attach any importance to my life any more. I'm alone. No, I wanted to come back, and to warn you. And see how it is, no one will listen to me." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 1

* "The yellow star? Oh well, what of it? You don't die of it." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 1
* "A prolonged whistle split the air. The wheels began to grind. We were on our way." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 1
* "The doors were nailed up; the way back was finally cut off. The world was a cattle wagon hermetically sealed." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 2
* "Men to the left! Women to the right!
- Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3
* "Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight short, simple words. Yet that was the moment when I parted from my mother." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3
* "Do you see that chimney over there? See it? Do you see those flames? (Yes, we did see the flames.) Over there-that's where you're going to be taken. That's your grave, over there." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3

* "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3
* "Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never." - Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3

* "The night was...
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