Night by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel is one of the more profound books I have come across. The books is a recount of Elies time in the Auschwitz concentration camp between 1944 and 1945.
The reason I say that this book is profound is because Elie holds nothing back when telling his story of his time in the concentration camp. Elie describes just how brutal and devastating this event was and how disturbing the camp was overall.
Elie was a devout follower of Judaism who attend service every day until he and his family were taken away to be placed in the concentration camps. Early on during one of the first selections his mother and sister were separated from he and his father. He never was to see them again. The story continues as Elie and his father do everything they can to stay alive as long as possible against all odds.
I believe that this is a book that needs to be read to get the full effect of just how unbearable life for Elie was and how he fought and struggled to remain alive. To read about the things that Nazi soldiers were doing and the things Elie witnessed is utterly staggering, as well as, disturbing.
Night receives 8.1 cups of coffee and is a must read.