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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 | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on arriving for internment at Auschwitz] Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, which had turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke behind a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which ... See more »

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Is a Holocaust survivor. He survived four camps (Auschwitz, Buna, Buchenwald and Gleiwitz), but his parents and youngest sister were killed. Two older sisters survived. See more »

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