Eliezer Wiesel

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Eliezer Wiesel

-His mother, youngest sisiter, and father all died while in concentration camps. His two older sisters survived but he wasn't reunited with them until years after when his photo apeared in a newspaper and one of his sisters saw it.-He was attacked in 2007 by a man claiming the Holocaust didn't happen.-His favorite color is blue.

Elie Wiesel has written 53 books in total his most famous and well known works being a trilogy on his life and experience in Nazi German concentration camps and his time after the camps closed. The trilogy includes Night (1955), Dawn (1961) and Day (1961).

Eliezer Wiesel was born in Sighetu Marmatiei which is now part of Romania. He was born on September 30th, 1928 and is currently 87 years young. He is most commonly known by the name 'Elie' Wiesel. Wiesel is a writer, professor, and political activist.


He was awarded the National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought and Experience in 1973 for his noval 'Souls on Fire'. He was also awarded the Lifetime Literacy Achievement Award in 2000, the Medal of Liberty in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, and the National Humanities Medal in 2010 by Obama . His greatest achievements to date are winning a Nobal Peace Prize in 1986 and being awarded honorary knighthood from the British Empire in 2006.





For this assignment I read Elie Wiesel's autobiography/memoir Night. In Night Wiesel told of his experience at the age of 15 with his father in Nazi concentration camps from 1944-45.


"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." -Wiesel"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." -Wiesel


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