Anchor Text: Night by Elie Wiesel

"Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's testimony to what happened in the camps and of his unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again (back cover)". 

Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. 

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A Problem From Hell by Samantha Power

"In her award winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power -- a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy -- asks the haunting question: Why do American leaders who vow 'never again' repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Washington's top policy makers, access to newly declassified documents, and her own reporting from the modern killing fields, Power provides the answer in 'A Problem From Hell' -- a groundbreaking work that tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act" (back cover). 

Power, Samantha. A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. New York: Harper Perennial, 2003. 

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