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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 »

Died:

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

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L'aube Writer
(1986)
Dawn Writer
(2014)

Filmography

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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:

(May 3 to June 9, 1974) His play, "Zalmen or the Madness of God," was adapted by Marion Wiesel and translated from French by Nathan Edelman at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Alan Schneider was director. 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:

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. [Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 1986] See more »

Trivia:

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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