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All Rivers Run to the Sea

In this first volume of his two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust’s martyrs and survivors and for the State of Israel, and as a spokes
Wanda

Jan 04, 2008

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He has had a fascinating life…but how he goes on and on and on! It is sometimes difficult to follow him, because he is so wordy. His stories don’t necessarily go in chronological order, either, so it is difficult to get a good idea of where in his life certain events fall.

However, this is the first time I have read an author who has written in such detail about his view of the Holocaust, particularly his questions about the rest of the world’s silence for so long. I can relate to his anger tow

However, this is the first time I have read an author who has written in such detail about his view of the Holocaust, particularly his questions about the rest of the world’s silence for so long. I can relate to his anger towards God, as well. I was moved by his willingness to continue to celebrate the traditions of his faith, even while feeling very angry at God for allowing the extermination of his people. I was also impressed with his insistence that survivors tell their stories, so the world will not forget and cannot pretend with embarrassment that it never happened.
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Steph

Jun 21, 2008

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He is the most inspirational, wise, compassionate man alive today. I can’t count the number of times over the years that I’ve been down, depressed, or lost faith, and his voice resonates in my head. He didn’t lose faith after having experienced the worst life has to offer. His words and ideas are pure and he conveys with a directness that transcends what isn’t spoken. The book and his genius cannot be conveyed in modern day bumper sticker soundbites. They are words that web themselves into the f

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