Tuesday, June 19, 2012

night

"we were masters of nature, masters of the world. we had forgotten everything--death, fatigue, our natural needs. stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth." -elie wiesel

i've wanted to read night by elie wiesel since high scool, and i finally just got around to it.
 i've read my fair share of books about the holocaust, but this one was the saddest by far. it made it hard for me to read. i still feel sick about the cruelty wiesel lived through. it's hard for me to understand how such educated, civilized people could act like ruthless monsters. although i struggled stomaching a lot of this book, i'm glad i read it. i think it's interesting to think about how you would cope in such horrible situations. plus it's important to learn about history to avoid repeating mistakes. not to mention, it certainly put things in perspective for me and made my problems seem miniscule.

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