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CHAPTER 1

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Elie Wiesel speaks for the conscience of humanity

Turning Point for Humanity

In Night, Elie Wiesel wrote this eyewitness account of what he saw as a prisoner at a Nazi concentration camp:

Not far from us, flames, huge flames, were rising from a ditch. Something was being burned there. A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this with my own eyes . . . children thrown into the flames. (Is it any wonder that ever since then, sleep tends to elude me?)12

This moment, as the stench of burning human flesh rushed up into his nostrils, was a turning point for humanity. The turn is not yet completed, but ...

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