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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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Interwoven with Elie Wiesel’s experience of undergoing heart surgery and the period of his recovery is his meditation on life and death
By MIRIAM KATES LOCK
US President focuses too much on Jews' suffering, too little on their contributions to mankind.
By DOVID EFUNE
No people has ever been more brutally massacred at any other time in history than the Jews under the Germans.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
September 30 would have been Elie’s 90 birthday. His Jewish birthday falls on the most festive day of the year, Simchat Torah, which we celebrated the next day.
“Did you really live there?” I was just five years old, sitting on my father’s lap and enjoying the rhythms he tapped with two fingers on an electric typewriter.
By ELISHA WIESEL
Who is doing business in Iran today?
By BOB FEFERMAN
It’s all too easy to make excuses for why governments fail to act against genocide.
By RAFAEL MEDOFF
As the only son of the world’s most famous Holocaust survivor, Elisha Wiesel has unequaled credibility in representing the Jewish community.
Saving the Jews of the Soviet Union and bringing them to freedom, especially to Israel, was, for Elie Wiesel, the most important mission of his life.
By YOEL RAPPEL
The Kaddish prayer is among the holiest of the Jewish canon. It contains multitudes of mystical secrets, and much of its meaning is a mystery.
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