The book Night by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has a long history and is considered a timeless classic. Wiesel describes the horrors of what happened to him and his family: being corralled into a ghetto, then herded onto train cars, and finally taken to Nazi death camps.
The book first appeared in English in 1960. In 1986, Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize for Night. The text of his acceptance speech is included in the latest version, published in 2006. It's a compact 112 pages with a new translation and a new forward that became a selection in Oprah Winfrey's Book Club.
The study assumes participants have read the book. A number of discussion questions and web resources are provided in the Participant Handout. The leader is urged to select some, not all, of the questions the group will most want to discuss. Or, if there is time, the group is encouraged to choose their own. The Leader's Guide provides some clues as to how to lead the discussion. A number of further resources are provided in the Leader's Guide for use if the group wishes to further study the Holocaust and recent works about it.