Elie Wiesel and his father standing in line

Prisoners standing in line

Illustration: Night

The following illustrations are based on Elie Wiesel’s account of his incarceration in the Auschwitz concentration camp, which he described in his book “Night” (1956).

At one time, Wiesel recounts one of his worst experiences, when he and the other detainees are made to watch the hanging of a young Jewish boy, who is accused of having partaken in the sabotage of a power generator. The experience was deeply troubling for Wiesel and shook his belief in God to the core.

The project was completed in cooperation with the University of Tübingen.

Tübingen University