Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel

Wiesel speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2003
Born September 30, 1928 (1928-09-30) (age 85)
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
Occupation Political activist, teacher, writer
Notable award(s) Nobel Peace Prize,
Presidential Medal of Freedom,
Congressional Gold Medal
This person was awarded a Nobel Prize

Elie Wiesel (pronounced /ˌɛli wɪˈzɛl/; born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928)[1] is a Romanian-American Jewish writer, teacher, political activist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and Holocaust survivor. His most well-known book is Night which is about his life in several concentration camps during the Holocaust. He is a humanitarian.

Wiesel won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised his message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humans.[2]

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