Dawn (Wiesel novel)
|Subject||British Mandate of Palestine terrorist group|
|Publisher||Les Editions de Seuil|
Dawn is an original work of fiction. It tells the story of Elisha, a Holocaust survivor. After the war, Elisha moves to the British Mandate of Palestine and joins the Irgun determined to oust the British from the area. One night, he is told he must execute a British officer at dawn. The novel covers his internal struggle leading up to the execution, looking back on his life and those that have affected it.
Elie Wiesel's novel L'Aube (Dawn) was adapted twice to the screen:
- 1985 by Miklós Jancsó. The French-Hungarian coproduction Dawn is starring Michael York, Philippe Léotard and Christine Boisson.
- 2014 by Romed Wyder. The Swiss-UK-German-Israeli coproduction Dawn is starring Jason Isaacs, Joel Basman and Sarah Adler.
Other books by Elie Wiesel
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