All Rivers Run to the Sea

All Rivers Run to the Sea

by Elie Wiesel


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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210286
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/22/1996
Series: Memoirs of Elie Wiesel Series
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 457,912
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

ELIE WIESEL was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than fifty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he was Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University for forty years. Wiesel died in 2016.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

September 30, 1928

Place of Birth:

Sighet, Romania


La Sorbonne

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Last night I saw my father in a dream. His unshaven face was the same as ever, its expression frozen, but his clothing changed from moment to moment—from his Shabbat suit to the striped rags of the damned and back again. Where had he come from? From what landscape had he escaped? Who sent him? I can’t recall if I asked. All I remember is how sad he looked, and how resigned. I could see by the way his lips were moving that he wanted to tell me something, but no sound came. Then all at once, in my sleep—or was it in his?—I suddenly doubted my own senses. Was this really my father? I was no longer sure.

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Table of Contents

Childhood, 1

Darkness, 51

God's Suffering: A Commentary, 101

Schooling, 107

Journalist, 159

Traveling, 221

Paris, 245

New York, 279

Writing, 317

Jerusalem, 381

Glossary, 419

Index, 423

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All Rivers Run to the Sea 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elie Weisel is a spokesman for man's humanity to man, and a spokesman for the Jewish people and their modern history. This story of part of his life is as all his writing profound and insightful. This work is recommended highly for all those who wish to know modern Jewish history, and who too would know and understand a great voice for human goodness.
JackieU More than 1 year ago
Like most of Elie Wiesel's writings this is also a must read. He reminds us of one of the most brutal times in the world's history. These are things that we must never forget..
Tpoi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Wiesel's work. All Rivers Run to the Sea fills in a lot of personal information on his life and especially his mental world, of modern thought, mere survival, Zionism and Hasidim.
keylawk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the prequel -- "All Rivers run to the sea"-- to the "And the Sea is never filled" volume of his Memoirs. The author is a gifted Teller who experienced first-hand events that should not have been witnessed even from afar. Fortunately, he is able to survive injustice with what remains in the complete absence of Shekina, to give us a kavannah: More than mere Memoir, makes another chapter in the rich and storied tradition of the Aggadah.
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It was interestkng.
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