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Elie Wiesel
  • Name: Elie Wiesel
  • Born: 09/30/1928
  • Died: 07/02/2016 (87 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, professor, activist

Elie Wiesel (/ˈɛli ˌvˈzɛl/, born Eliezer Wiesel Hebrew: אֱלִיעֶזֶר וִיזֶל? ʾĔlîʿezer Vîzel; September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.

Birth Name: Eliezer Wiesel

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize (1986), Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal, Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Romania, Legion of Honour, Honorary Knighthood

School: University of Paris

Birth Place: Sighet, Kingdom of Romania

Death Place: Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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