“In a way you finish The Long Night feeling less secure, because you realise that freedom and peace and even survival are contingent, that they may be fleeting, that terrors can come and you will be powerless to resist.
Yet I preferred to finish The Long Night feeling uplifted, that there are in life people like Ernst Bornstein and his family who share him with us. That even in the depths it is possible for someone to keep their wits about them, never to lose their humanity, not to miss a second of life or let something important go unnoticed. At the end of the Long Night, we are awake, we are alive and we are free.”
Lord Daniel Finkelstein