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Eli Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor, human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, an American professor and the author of 57 books. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed novel Night, an autobiography of his experiences in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945. Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, present-day Romania, to an Orthodox Jewish family. His family was deported to Auschwitz when he was 15-year-old. His parents and younger sister perished in the Holocaust; he and his two older sisters survived. After the war, studied in Paris and went on to work as a journalist. In 1969, Wiesel married Marion Erster Rose. They had a son a 1972, who they named Shlomo Elisha Wiesel, after Wiesel’s father. In 1978, US President Jimmy Carter asked Wiesel to head the President's Commission on the Holocaust. In 1980, he became Founding Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. For his human rights activism, Weisel has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal and the Medal of Liberty Award, the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor. After he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, his wife established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
I cry when I hear a Holocaust survivor say Kaddish: “I sit there looking at him, admiring his strength and resilience, when he says that his children and grandchildren are his victory."
The graffiti incident “caused pain and outrage all over the world."
Elie Wiesel's legacy is more important now than ever, a point that Jewish publications ought to consider before publishing weakly argued, hate-filled drivel.
Here is a man who survived the Holocaust; but he survived as someone who challenged; he raised his fists to the heavens - he dared to know why.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Holocaust survivor to help organization that developed method to ‘maximize human potential.’
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
In the last hours to submit candidacy, Netanyahu tried to find someone other than Rivlin to support.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Following the inauguration of the “Holocaust Cellar” educational center in his pre-war home, author talks to 'Post' about his childhood memories of the old Jewish ghetto in Sighet, Romania and his views on Israel today.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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