Books Like The Forgotten by Elie Wiesel | Suggested Reading

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An important work that relates to The Forgotten is Wiesel's novel The Oath (1973).

The Oath, like The Forgotten, concerns a Holocaust survivor who has suppressed his story about the Shoah but who feels that he must now reveal the atrocities to a younger person who has not experienced them himself. Yet in both novels, the audience is the son of a survivor who must learn about a tragedy in order to better understand.

Night (1958) is another work by Wiesel that focuses on father-son relationships during the Holocaust. Although Night deals with life during the Holocaust and The Forgotten concerns life after the Shoah, both books express Wiesel's feelings about how a father and son can help each other cope with the inevitable sense of loss that occurs because of the Holocaust. In both works, the Holocaust ultimately brings the father and son together, causing them to communicate and...

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