Elie Wiesel

Romanian-born Jewish Holocaust survivor, writer, professor, activist, and thinker.

Eliezer Wiesel (, Hebrew: אֱלִיעֶזֶר וִיזֶל‎ ʾĔlîʿezer Vîzel; September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.Along with writing, he was a professor of the humanities at Boston University, which created the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in his honor. He was involved with Jewish causes and helped establish the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. In his political activities, he also campaigned for victims of oppression in places like South Africa, Nicaragua, Kosovo, and Sudan. He publicly condemned the 1915 Armenian Genocide, and remained a strong defender of human rights during his lifetime. He was described as "the most important Jew in America" by the Los Angeles Times.Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, at which time the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind", stating that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps", as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace", Wiesel had delivered a message "of peace, atonement, and human dignity" to humanity. He was a founding board member of the New York Human Rights Foundation and remained active throughout his life.
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works

12

The Forgotten

novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1992

Night

book by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1956

Dawn

novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1961

Day

the third book in a trilogy by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

A Beggar in Jerusalem

Novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1968

The Testament

novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1981

The Oath

Novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1973

The Gates of the Forest

Novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1966

The Trial of God

play by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

Twilight

Wiesel novel

author: Elie Wiesel

1988

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