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The fifth son / Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel.

By: Wiesel, Elie, 1928-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Warner Books, c1985 (1991 printing)Edition: Warner Books ed.Description: 208 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0446393290; 9780446393294.Uniform titles: Cinquième fils. English Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- FictionGenre/Form: Jewish fiction.DDC classification: 843/.914 LOC classification: PQ2683.I32 | C613 1991Summary: "In this haunting, poetic, and very contemporary novel, Elie Wiesel introduces us to a young American-born man, the son of Holocaust survivors who yearns to penetrate his father's present silence and his secret past. It is a journey that will take him into the darkest hours of the Nazi terror, the ancient passages of the Talmud, and the office of a businessman in modern day Germany ... where his extraordinary fate awaits him." "The realities he [Wiesel] writes about are rooted in the Nazi past but extend to New York, to Israel, to drugs, to the entire world ..." New York Times.
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Translation of: Le cinquième fils.

"In this haunting, poetic, and very contemporary novel, Elie Wiesel introduces us to a young American-born man, the son of Holocaust survivors who yearns to penetrate his father's present silence and his secret past. It is a journey that will take him into the darkest hours of the Nazi terror, the ancient passages of the Talmud, and the office of a businessman in modern day Germany ... where his extraordinary fate awaits him." "The realities he [Wiesel] writes about are rooted in the Nazi past but extend to New York, to Israel, to drugs, to the entire world ..." New York Times.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania on September 30, 1928. In 1944, he and his family were deported along with other Jews to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. His mother and his younger sister died there. He loaded stones onto railway cars in a labor camp called Buna before being sent to Buchenwald, where his father died. He was liberated by the United States Third Army on April 11, 1945. After the war ended, he learned that his two older sisters had also survived. He was placed on a train of 400 orphans that was headed to France, where he was assigned to a home in Normandy under the care of a Jewish organization. <p> He was educated at the Sorbonne and supported himself as a tutor, a Hebrew teacher and a translator. He started writing for the French newspaper L'Arche. In 1948, L'Arche sent him to Israel to report on that newly founded state. He also became the Paris correspondent for the daily Yediot Ahronot. In this capacity, he interviewed the novelist Francois Mauriac, who urged him to write about his war experiences. The result was La Nuit (Night). <p> After the publication of Night, Wiesel became a writer, literary critic, and journalist. His other books include Dawn, The Accident, The Gates of the Forest, The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry, and Twilight. He received a numerous awards and honors for his literary work including the William and Janice Epstein Fiction Award in 1965, the Jewish Heritage Award in 1966, the Prix Medicis in 1969, and the Prix Livre-International in 1980. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for his work in combating human cruelty and in advocating justice. He had a leading role in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. He died on July 2, 2016 at the age of 87. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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