elie wiesel

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.
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Hungary's Viktor Orbán is not antisemitic - opinion

It was an Orbán government that established the Memorial Day for the Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust and founded the Holocaust Museum.

By Zoltán Kovács

Children of the Holocaust: The last remnant - opinion

Elie Wiesel's death in July 2016 is the beginning of the end of the eyewitnesses to the horrors of the Holocaust


My father Elie Wiesel would have been ashamed of Beijing Olympics

Most of the world didn’t seem to know, or care, that the host country is hosting a pageant of “peace and friendship” while simultaneously terrorizing its Uyghur minority.

Elisha Wiesel (photo credit: USHMM/WASHINGTON DC)

Elie Wiesel's son criticizes Chinese government for human rights abuses

Elisha Wiesel gave this speech in light of the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympics and asked if the UN, under its obligation of the Genocide Convention, will investigate the situation in Xinjiang.

BU's Elie Wiesel Center mocks the Holocaust - opinion

Associating Wiesel’s name with a lying anti-Zionist is like giving Donald Trump a Martin Luther King bridge-building award.

Elisha Wiesel (photo credit: USHMM/WASHINGTON DC)

Elie Wiesel’s son: It's time for Jews to speak up for themselves

"Once again, too many of us have shamefully become the Jews of Silence. We have spoken up for every cause but our own."


Elie Wiesel, and the Holocaust in Jewish Literature

The Holocaust as part of the life stories of ‘wise men.’

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel arrives with wife, Marion Erster Rose

Netanyahu, Clinton, Clooney celebrated Elie Wiesel's wife 90th birthday

To honor her living legacy and visionary work alongside her husbands, a virtual event was organized by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and the WIZO.

A long-lost Elie Wiesel poem - A serendipitous literary finding

After his initial discovery of the long-lost poem, Mechael Pomeranz “contacted the Wiesel family agent with my ideas to highlight the poem.

Elie Wiesel participates in a discussion on Capitol Hill in Washington, on March 2, 2015

Elie Wiesel and Israeli writers

Despite knowing almost all the top authors in the world, the Nobel laureate’s greatest preference was for the Hebrew ones

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