This autobiographical novel was written by Elie Wiesel, to document his experience in the Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Here's a summary of the book:
In 1944, in the village of Sighet, Romania, twelve-year-old Elie Wiesel spends much time and emotion on the Talmud and on Jewish mysticism. His instructor, Moshe the Beadle, returns from a near-death experience and warns that Nazi aggressors will soon threaten the serenity of their lives.
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