Thursday, November 7, 2013

Elie Wiesel: NIGHT


ELIE WIESEL: Author, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor.


Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.
     Never shall I forget that smoke.
     Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky.
     Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever.
     Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.
     Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
     Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.
     Never.

Taken from the novel, Night by Elie Wiesel

On November 11th, take the time to remember all who were affected by war. 

Wear a poppy.