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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.
Director Greenfield discusses with 'Post' latest documentary examining global political assault against Jews.
Actor Nick Kroll said the film about the capture of Adolf Eichmann was a victory story 'rife with questions of morality.'
By AMY SPIRO
"His words touched the very soul of the Jewish people."
By EYTAN HALON
Over the past month, women and men around the globe have been speaking out about assault and harassment they suffered in the past. Some have brought up events from decades ago.
To keep describing Wiesel in all the obituaries as a survivor does an injustice to the totality of his life and accomplishments.
By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
Essential books to help Jewish young people be Shoah-literate.
By ELLIOT JAGER
Shlomo Maital recalls five decades of living in Israel since making aliya right after the Six Day War and looks ahead to what’s in store for the country over the next 50 years.
By SHLOMO MAITAL
Elie Wiesel had an expression that could pass in a moment from joy and gaiety to infinite sadness.
By BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY
Diana Henriques’s book on Bernie Madoff underlines that greed is a great impairment of vision.
By MATT NESVISKY
Elie Wiesel can pick up the phone to the US president, the Israeli PM and almost anyone else, and his opinion will be heard and respected.
By COMPILED BY MARION FISCHEL
Holocaust survivor to help organization that developed method to ‘maximize human potential.’
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
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