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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.
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.
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Holocaust survivor to help organization that developed method to ‘maximize human potential.’
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President calls Nobel laureate "the leading figure in the United States of America" in keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive.
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Worth an estimated $5 billion, Sumner Redstone is a true rags to riches story.
1st prize to be awarded by Netanyahu in 2014; to be given in recognition of Jewish achievement, contribution to humanity.
By SAM SOKOL
Nobel Prize laureate, Holocaust survivor returns Hungarian award, says Budapest "whitewashing tragic, criminal episodes."
Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Laureate Wiesel says in Globes interview: "I compare nothing to the Holocaust."
By YANIV MAGAL / GLOBES
After baptizing the long-passed parents of Simon Wiesenthal; Elie Wiesel calls on Romney to address the issue.
Former Democratic senator says he was "disappointed," surprised by US vice president's comments saying he opposes Israeli agent's release.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Find in forest northeast of Bucharest contains bodies of men, women, children shot in 1941; police seal off area to public.
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