"Wiesel first gained attention in 1960 with the English translation of “Night,” his autobiographical account of the horrors he witnessed in the camps as a 15-year-old boy. He wrote of how he had been plagued by guilt for having survived while millions died, and tormented by doubts about a God who would allow such slaughter."
Part of a grade school history lesson, Night was the first book I read about the Shoa. It always left an impression on me, as it was a straight, candid description of events written without brow beating the German oppressors.
On an interesting related note, I just arrived in North Carolina visiting my excellent in-laws. When I walked in the door this morning, I saw this sitting on the table, a gift from my mother in-law intended for the long drive home. It was especially significant after I heard the news of Mr. Wiesel's passing shortly afterward.