Elie Wiesel is known for his autobiographical book Night detailing his life as a prisoner in Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. The appalling amount of death of political prisoners in these camps at the hands of the Nazis became known as the Holocaust. Wiesel's writing is considered among the most important in Holocaust literature. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
Born - September 30, 1928
Died - Still living
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Mission:combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality.
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Elie Wiesel Biography
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Elie Wiesel The Perils of Indifference
From the History Place Great Speeches Collection. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel, gave this impassioned speech in the East Room of the White House on April 12, 1999, as part of the Millennium Lecture series, hosted by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Biography of Elie Wiesel (1928-)
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Elie Wiesel - Author of Night
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United Nations Messenger of Peace Elie Wiesel
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Elie Wiesel First Person Singular
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Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928
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Students look at and compare views of the Holocaust from two different authors (Elie Wiesel and Anne Frank), Night and Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.