Holocaust Memoir “Night” Finally Made Complete with Animation

For those who lack the time to read all 109 pages of Elie Wiesel’s classic memoir, no worries. Now, with 60 Second Recap, you can learn all about surviving the Holocaust as you update your Facebook status. What better way to understand the complexities of living through a genocide than with one-minute video clips? There are even sound effects. While explaining how Wiesel’s mother and sisters end up in the crematorium, a fire lights up in the oven cartoon above to the sound of flames.


Explaining Auschwitz with a helpful cartoon of a death camp prisoner.

Spokesperson Jenny imbues Wiesel’s tale of death and sorrow with the perkiness of a coked-up morning talk show host. Always appropriate, her first word on the subject is "Whassup!" Other eloquent lines include, "On a scale of 1 to ten, how bored are you?" and "Why are you so upset? There’s nothing we can do about the Holocaust." Anything to relate to the kids, right, Jen?


"Remember when the Gestapo hangs the beautiful young boy at the end of chapter 4?"Jenny asks.

But Jenny’s got a good reason for you to read Night: There are other Holocausts going on right now, like in Darfur. (That must just tickle Wiesel. Though very active with in the efforts to help Sudanese victims, the man’s been pretty clear about his feelings on Holocaust comparisons.)


Even in a crowd like this one, Jenny keeps it fast paced and upbeat.

Next month, Night will be condensed into one convenient 140-character tweet. And make sure to keep a lookout for Night, the ringtone.

And they call us tasteless.

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50 Responses

  1. lifeofthemind

    I just watched the entire 10-part 60 Second Recap series and I’ve come to an entirely different conclusion. Jenny Sawyer has taken a subject that is, by its very nature, overwhelming, and suggested a way for modern high school students to tackle one of i

  2. boychik

    I’m a Holocaust survivor (I endured the mini-series as a child) and I find this 60 second recap thing offensive!

  3. Norman_Fell

    I think Heeb is taking Jenny Sawyer out of context. If you think of her in the context of other talentless hacks, her work becomes much more enlightening!

  4. Anonymous

    Jenny Sawyer is worse than Himmler! (First I thought she was worse than Hitler, but then I came to my senses.)

  5. Gerald_Fein

    I’m going with LifeoftheMind on this one. I thought it was going to be simplistic and, yes, cartoonish. It isn’t. Surprisingly nuanced, especially given the crazy-tight format. Anyway, would you rather this girl ignore the Holocaust, like most of her

  6. cannabissel

    This woman should be ashamed of herself: trivializing the memory of a crime with no historical parallel. I am disgusted as a Jew and as a human being. She should take her romper room act elsewhere and stick to coloring books and nap time as opposed to s

  7. far_away

    Ok. So, just so I understand:

    Jenny Sawyer is trivializing the Holocaust by presenting a serious and respectful disquisition of a memoir about the Holocaust.

    qqq is NOT trivializing the Holocaust when he says that the Heinrich Himmler, the man who se

  8. Rudy

    she looks like an aryan bitch to me. there, i said it. sorry but that’s the way it is. i don’t care how well-meaning this idiot little koorvah may be. she’s the wrong person in the wrong place. let her spend some time in an arbeitslager and then may

  9. Peter_Osterlund

    Ironic, isn’t it? The Holocaust was fueled by hatred. What a heartbreak to see that the lessons of the Holocaust have not been learned, even among those so profoundly affected by its awful legacy.

    I ask those hurling invective at this diligent, thought

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