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Elie Wiesel
Wiesel speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2003
Wiesel speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2003
Born (1928-09-30)September 30, 1928
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
Died July 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 87)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Occupation Political activist, teacher, writer
Notable awards Nobel Peace Prize,
Presidential Medal of Freedom,
Congressional Gold Medal

Elie Wiesel ( 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".

Wiesel died on July 2, 2016 at his home in Manhattan, aged 87.


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