Never shall I forget that night, The first night in camp Which has turned my life into one long night, Seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children Whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke Beneath a silent blue sky Never shall I forget those flames Which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence Which deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments Which murdered my God and my soul And turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, Even if I am condemned to live As long as God Himself. Never Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was born in Hungary in 1928. All his family were killed in the Holocaust. After liberation he moved to France and then the USA. He has written a number of books and poems and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.