Elie Wiesel became the reluctant spokesperson for a generation with no voice. Born in Sighet, Romania in 1928, Wiesel lived with his family quietly and piously until, in 1944, at fifteen, he was deported to Auschwitz with his family. In the book NIGHT, Wiesel chronicles the experience of this nightmare. The book was written in French, and recently a new translation by his wife, Marion, has been published. His Nobel Peace Prize was a recognition of his determination to flee from indifference and to dedicate his life to being the conscience of our time and the moral compass by which to guide us.
GROUP LEADER: Marcia Tannenbaum has taught Holocaust Literature and related courses since 1978. She created and taught a Holocaust Lit Course at Nichols College where she was an adjunct professor for ten years. In the spring of 2001, Marcia presented at an international Conference on Teaching the Holocaust at Jagellonian University in Cracow, Poland.
1) Night, the newer translation, ISBN #9780374500016
2) Open Heart ISBN #9780805212587
3) From the Kingdom of Memory ISBN#9780805210200
4) The Trial of God, ISBN #9780805210538
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