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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.
Despite the attempts at vilification, the tweets came in stark contrast to the majority of outpourings from world leaders, public figures, and countless people touched by Wiesel’s works.
Ad saying “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago... now it’s Hamas’s turn” was penned by Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
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La petite ville de Sighet en Roumanie abrite la maison qui a vu grandir le prix Nobel de la paix, transformée aujourd’hui en musée de la Shoah.
By STEVE LINDE
La petite ville de Sighet en Roumanie est en passe de devenir un lieu de pèlerinage. Elle abrite la maison qui a vu grandir le prix Nobel de la paix, transformée aujourd’hui en musée de la Shoah
President Shimon Peres arrived on a pre-Christmas visit at the official residence of Archbishop Elias Chacour.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The Holocaust is “exploited for political or commercial gain,” engineered to “suit popular tastes and made into award-winning entertainments.”
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel talks about Iran, his optimism over the peace
process and why Israel mustn’t deport the children of migrant workers.
By Ilan Evyatar
Hearings begin today on sentencing for perjury, and to determine whether Kadima MK will be banned from politics for 7 years.
By REBECCA ANNA STOIL
Wiesel speaks of petition against Ahmadinejad, signed by 50 Nobel laureates.
BY JPOST.COM STAFF
President Reuven Rivlin, in the lead-up to Remembrance Day for Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes, hosted Zikaron Basalon for the fourth consecutive year.
On the 90th anniversary of the writer’s birth, a four-year search led to the discovery of a manuscript that has never been published.
By JOEL RAPPEL
Wiesel wanted to cover the Adolf Eichmann trial, but the editor felt that as an Auschwitz survivor, the trial would be too personal for him and he would not be able to write with objectivity.
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