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Elie Wiesel (1928–2016)


Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in the Kingdom of Romania and emigrated after WWII to the United States. Wiesel is famous as a writer and human rights activist. He is a survivor of the Holocaust and his books often deal with this subject. In 1985 Wiesel was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor that the U.S. Congress ... See full bio »

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(age 87) in New York, New York, USA

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 2014/I Dawn (novel)
 1986 L'aube (book)
 1982 Le procès de Shamgorod (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (TV Movie) (play "Zalmen, ou, La folie de Dieu")
 1970 Un temps pour la mémoire (Short)
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Other Works:

Book: "The Town Beyond the Wall", 1964. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I don't know how I survived. I was weak, rather shy. I did nothing to save myself. A miracle? Certainly not. If heaven could or would perform a miracle for me, why not for others rather more deserving than myself? It was nothing more than chance. See more »

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Became a U.S. citizen in the late 1950s See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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