Who is Elie Wiesel?

  • (noun): United States writer who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928).
    Synonyms: Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE ( /ˈɛli vɨˈzɛl/; Hungarian: Wiesel Lázár; born September 30, 1928) is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper Algemeiner Journal.

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Menachem Z. Rosensaft - Academic Career
... of Jewish Studies at the City College of the City University of New York and assisted Professor Elie Wiesel in his courses on Holocaust literature and Hasidism ... He received the 2003 Elie Wiesel Holocaust Remembrance Award of Israel Bonds, and was awarded the 2006 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Feature Writing of the American Jewish Press Association for his ... philosophy of Holocaust remembrance is greatly influenced by what he has described as Elie Wiesel’s “commitment to human rights, his readiness to apply the lessons of the Holocaust ...
Elie Wiesel National Institute For Studying The Holocaust In Romania
... The Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, Institutul Naţional pentru Studierea Holocaustului din România „Elie Wiesel” in Romanian ... The institute is named after the Romanian-born Jewish Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, who chaired the Wiesel Commission which reported on Romania's involvement in the Holocaust to the Romanian ...

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    Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
    Elie Wiesel (b. 1928)

    I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don’t know how to handle their parents. They see that their parents are traumatized: they scream and don’t react normally.
    —Elie Wiesel (b. 1928)