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Elie Wiesel

Eliezer Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet[?], Romania. He was deported to a Nazi concentration camp in 1944 and during the course of World War II, he survived Auschwitz, Buna, Buchenwald and Gleiwitz (today Gliwice).

He was encouraged by Nobel laureate, Francois Mauriac to write about his experiences as a Jew during the Holocaust. Wiesel did, his most famous work is probably Night although he has been quite prolific, producing 36 works. He served as chairman for the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust (later renamed U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council[?]) from 1978 to 1986.

He received the Congressional Gold Medal of Achievement[?] in 1985 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He published his memoirs in 1995.

Some of Elie Wiesel's more famous works include:

  • Night
  • The Oath
  • Souls on Fire
  • One Generation After
  • A Beggar in Jerusalem
  • Trial of God



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