In this first volume of his two volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust s martyrs and survivors and for the State of Israel, and as a spokesIn this first volume of his two volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust s martyrs and survivors and for the State of Israel, and as a spokesman for humanity With 16 pages of black and white photographs From the abyss of the death camps Wiesel has come as a messenger to mankind not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of brotherhood and atonement From the citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
All Rivers Run to the Sea In this first volume of his two volume autobiography Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Aus
I was fortunate enough to study under Professor Wiesel at Boston University This memoir includes many of the great stories he told of his childhood and early adulthood as he was starting to become the man who one day won the Nobel Peace Prize A great teacher and a better man.
He has had a fascinating lifebut how he goes on and on and on It is sometimes difficult to follow him, because he is so wordy His stories don t necessarily go in chronological order, either, so it is difficult to get a good idea of where in his life certain events fall.However, this is the first time I have read an author who has written in such detail about his view of the Holocaust, particularly his questions about the rest of the world s silence for so long I can relate to his anger towards G [...]
He is the most inspirational, wise, compassionate man alive today I can t count the number of times over the years that I ve been down, depressed, or lost faith, and his voice resonates in my head He didn t lose faith after having experienced the worst life has to offer His words and ideas are pure and he conveys with a directness that transcends what isn t spoken The book and his genius cannot be conveyed in modern day bumper sticker soundbites They are words that web themselves into the fabric [...]
I found this memoir less compelling than Night, but still a chilling picture of the buildup to transport and the difficulties facing the survivors beyond the immediate aftermath of liberation Audiobook, performed by the author, who reads with such emotion that I was at times moved to tears Wherever my life took me, a part of me would remain in that street in front of my empty house, awaiting the order to depart I see my little sister I see her with her rucksack, so cumbersome, so heavy I see her [...]
I disliked this book There was too much self absorbed, stream of consciousness, diary quality prosetailing apparently everything he ever read, everyone he ever spoke to, every trip he ever took, thought he thought and word he spoke His telling shifts back and forth in time making it impossible to track events chronologically or even his age at the time of events To me, this book lacked literary quality, although my opinion may be colored somewhat by the fact I read this after I read My Promised [...]
Wow Incredible autobiography from his childhood through the 1960s of famous Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel It was a bit confusing here and there due to his inclusions of Jewish words, phrasing, and traditions I found myself googling all sorts of experiences familiar with the Jewish tradition I appreciate his candor regarding his love life, survivor experiences, journalist experiences, and authorship I would recommend for folks to read Night first, then read this.
My review Memoirs All Rivers Run to the Sea.
A quick perusal of reviews found either those who generally liked it and said nothing of substance to substantiate why or those who criticized it for its nonlinear narrative and depressive tone I ve found it at the halfway point delightful, fair minded, informative, and while perhaps philosophical than most readers might prefer, he was a philosopher, a Jewish mystic, and the telling reflects the mind so beautifully I found the prose often lyrical, unwrapping the tender youth with clarity but a [...]
4.5 stars An excellent biography
La storia e le storieQuando un ebreo non ha una risposta da dare, ha sempre almeno una storia da raccontare.
Nobel laureate Thinker Writer Survivor Teacher Student.This book is part memoir, part plea He writes about his life and what he was feeling, in memoir fashion He also pleas to humanity to be better to each other Its also about his constant study and search to understand his faith He doesn t search for answers, but rather for the questions themselves.Early in the book, he talks about his experiences in Auschwitz and Buchenwald One thing sticks in my mind His emphasis that prisoners continued to p [...]
The book All Rivers Run to the Sea is Elie Wiesel s memoir of his life before and after the Holocaust as well as his rise as a self sufficient and independent character who had to look after himself The book begins with a quick look into his childhood in Sighet and ends with his marriage to his wife Marion in Jerusalem In regards to the book, Elie Wiesel only focusses lightly on his experiences during childhood and in Auschwitz Birkenau Though the book does focus on his life after his experience [...]
This is the first volume of two of Elie Wiesel s memoirs author of Night and roughly 39 other books Wiesel s time at Auschwitz is covered in the first 100 pages What follows is a beautifully written account of his life following how he became a journalist, his encounters with world leaders, his various romances and his never ending struggle to be a voice for those who died in the Holocaust, as well as to help find the voices of his fellow survivors The book is filled with philosophical questions [...]
I read this after reading his book Night The first half of the book is gripping, as he describes his boyhood, gives an in depth look at his Jewish faith community and a good feeling for the socio political climate at the time The read becomes somewhat laborious in the second half of the book, which describes his release from the camp and his struggle to find work, love and his own identity after being displaced His insights are incredible however, his writing about day to day life can be confusi [...]
Incredible book that presents the author s personal history as well as his theological and philosophical thoughts and questions Glossary at the back of the book really helped with all of the Jewish terminology Still had to google other terms and names of people He spends a relatively short amount of time addressing his Holocaust experience since he wrote about it in his book Night But the book is quite a lesson about the aftermath of the Holocaust for Jews around the world as well as the creatio [...]
Elie Wiesel has compiled many of his memoirs to make a very interesting book I read this book right after I read the Ruth Gruber book and was amazed at how they coordinated Although they looked at various events from a different angle, their perceptions were so much the same Wiesel tends to repeat himself quite often which I found distracting Again, anyone interested in Europe during the middle 20th century will enjoy this book.
All Rivers Run to the Sea recounts Elie Wiesel s early years in a loving family torn apart by the Holocaust and continues after the war as he sets out on another journey that becomes his life s path a journalist and Nobel Prize winning author Jill found the reading of his memoirs by Wiesel himself especially poignant in light of his recent death.
I didn t finish this book due to the incredible sadness it presents It is a story that needs to be told and by one who lived it Elie Wiesel s story chronicles his family s story during the time they were taken to a German concentration camp The story is beautifully written His sadness and pain were than I could handle I will try it again at another time in my life.
I love Elie Wiesel From Night to All Rivers Run to the Sea, he is the greatest writer of the Holocaust writers His depth of understanding humanity and his love for all people is amazing He is a powerful example of what it means honor the human spirit.
After reading this book, I want to read his other books I ve read Night which was very good This book is amazing What an interesting life full of trials and opportunities Truly a great person who took what God gave him the good and the bad and lived his life.
This will be my back to school read After 3 months, I have finally finished reading this book it is a pretty intense read, a definitely must have, a tear jerker had I not read it at public places.
This was an exceptional book by a truly remarkable man It is the first of a two volume work Reading it is not a walk in the park but despite the massive amount of detail needed to describe a complex life, the well written narrative pulls you right along due to the interesting, unique story being told.Elie Weisel, son of a Jewish family in Romania, is a survivor of the German concentration camps who felt compelled to be a voice for those who did not survive, like his parents and youngest sister a [...]
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Well Educated Mind Autobiography
FINALLY finished, and thankful to have had a glimmer into this man s world.
It was a bit of a Jewish education as well as a biography of Mr Wiesel It was thoughtful and educational but at times a little too expansive A interesting look at a life worth looking into
I didn t finish this book, and I don t think that I will I have better books to read.
If Wiesel s books were not already on my to read list, I would not continue to read them I have a thing about wanting to move books from the to read list by reading them rather than just removing them because I no longer want to read them For Wiesel, this memoir employs his typical non linear chronological bent While I am still not a fan, this approach works much better for the memoir format than for the novel format I continue to find Wiesel s overwhelming pessimism oppressive in this book, he [...]
Adding my few sentences about this master of literature, diplomat, friend to some mighty people about his creation of an account of his life from early childhood until his marriage in 1969 His ability to drop names with simple accuracy and sincerity is astonishing Golda Meier was his friend and I saw her, not as Ooo, I met Golda , but as Elie Wiesel s friend His ability to re create the fear and desolation of surviving the camps, recovering enough of himself to live and prosper is a marvel I am [...]
This should have been a better book What a life So much to tell, so much races by He mentioned how his first and most famous novel, Night, was pared down by the editor and publisher this has the same feel I wanted And too much of the book is a and then I met Joseph, one of the most honorable and intelligent men I ve ever met, and goes on for a paragraph or less, and then on to other meetings, esp the last third of the book when he s become famous and meeting other famous people Many of these pe [...]