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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’s tremendous impact has reached millions across the globe, and I believe he is truly one of the most influential and important figures of our time,” Congressman Steve Israel said.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Titled “Elie Wiesel, from Sighet to Moscow via France and Israel,” the exhibition opened Wednesday at the Israeli Cultural Center in the Russian capital.
By STEVE LINDE
"Secretary Clinton emphatically rejects these offensive, hateful, and patently absurd statements about Elie Wiesel.”
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
“Elie Wiesel’s works brought forth into the public eyes a consciousness to the Holocaust.”
'Jerusalem Post' readers explain what the revered Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate meant to them.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Channel 10: Party officials close to Deri say that if Yishai does not accept Deri's leadership, he will be ostracized.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
'Deception: Betraying the Peace Process,' contends, the PA promoted messages of hate in order to undermine the peace process with Israel.
By JORDANA HORN, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Avec un texte d’Elie Wiesel, Steve Kalfa nous entraîne dans les méandres des grands événements contemporains de l’histoire du peuple Juif, pour un voyage qui nous invite au questionnement
By KATHIE KRIEGEL
« Elie Wiesel n’a pas survécu. Il a triomphé. »
By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
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.
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