Elie Wiesel facts for kids
Wiesel speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2003
September 30, 1928|
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
|Died||July 2, 2016
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 (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".
Wiesel died on July 2, 2016 at his home in Manhattan, aged 87.
- The Gates of the Forest
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