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"Never will I forget..."
"Never- will I forget this night, the first night in the camp, it will remain with me as being the longest night in my life. Never- will I forget the smoke. Never- will I forget the small faces of the children before my eyes, whose bodies rose up like coils of smoke, into the blue heavens. Never- will I forget the flames, that consumed my faith forever. Never- will I forget the silence in the night, that took my lust for life away- for all eternity. Never- will I forget the moment that killed my God, and my soul and my dreams- which took on the face of the depraved. Never- will I forget even if I am sentenced to live as long as God: Never!! ~Elie Wiesel

I've read this book - these words - so many times, and yet I cry again. The searing images and emotions in Elie Wiesel's 'Night' touched some unnamed part of me when I read it and will never leave me alone. And as a teacher I find that this novel is the only one all students will read and reread, discuss, and recommend to their peers and family members. 'Night' is essential to the survival of a thinking humankind.
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