Key Facts About Night
Complete title: Night
Written by: Elie Wiesel
Genre: WW2 and Holocaust memoir
Language: The book was originally 800 pages long, and written in Yiddish. It’s original title was Un di Velt Hot Geshvign (And the World Remained Silent)
Time of Writing: Night was written in Paris in 1950. The author had previously taken a ten year vow of silence, wherein he would not speak of the Holocaust or what happened.
Point of View: Narrated in first person by Eliezer. Eliezer discusses the autobiographical events of the book from his own perspective.
Themes in Night: The main character’s struggle to keep his faith and his belief in God; Silence, or the unwillingness to fight back; The loss of humanity; The true importance of the bond between fathers and sons.