Wiesel speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2003
|Born||September 30, 1928
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
|Died||July 2, 2016
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Political activist, teacher, writer|
|Notable award(s)||Nobel Peace Prize,
Presidential Medal of Freedom,
Congressional Gold Medal
Elie Wiesel (pronounced /ˌɛli vɪˈzɛl/; born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was 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 was a humanitarian.
Wiesel won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised his message "of peace, atonement and human dignity".
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- Elie Wiesel from Encyclopædia Britannica
- 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Press Release
- Yuhas, Alan (July 2, 2016). "Elie Wiesel, Nobel winner and Holocaust survivor, dies aged 87". The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/02/elie-wiesel-nobel-winner-holocaust-survivor-dies.
- Shnidman, Ronen (July 2, 2016). "Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87". Haaretz. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.575072.