Books: Jeremiah II


by Elie Wiesel Random House; 208 pages; $10

Elie Wiesel: once again that bitter voice of remembrance. It is like having Jeremiah or Amos in town, denouncing people for their sins. Just about everyone is stung in these pages: American Jews for not shouting loud enough when they knew what was happening in Hitler's concentration camps; European Christians for standing idly by or keeping silent against the encircling terror. Even God is indicted. The tone echoes an ancient Jewish tradition, epitomized in the fiercely mystical Hasidic teachers whose stories Wiesel tells so well, men taking issue with...

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