“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented": First American Editions of Elie Wiesel's Night Trilogy; Each Signed by Him

  • Night, Dawn and The Accident.

Night, Dawn and The Accident.


Item Number: 5073

New York: Hill and Wang, 1960-1962.

First American editions of each work in the author’s acclaimed Night Trilogy. Octavo, three volumes, original cloth. Each are signed by Wiesel, The Accident is inscribed by him. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.

"If only I could get rid of this dead weightImmediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever" wrote Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in reference to his dying father. Night relays Wiesel's experience as a prisoner in the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944-1945. Wiesel witnessed the inversion of convention and destruction of values. He writes, "here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friendseveryone lives and dies for himself alone." "To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record" (Alfred Kazin).

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