Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize, 1986

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Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize, 1986

Hebrew: אלי ויזל, Nobel Peace Prize, 1986
Also Known As: "Eliezer"
Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Maramureș, Romania
Immediate Family:

Son of Shlomo Elisha Wiesel and Sarra Wiesel
Husband of <private> Wiesel (Rose)
Father of <private> Wiesel
Brother of Hilda Wiesel; Tzipora Wiesel and Beatrice Wiesel

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About Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize, 1986

Elie Wiesel KBE is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor.

Wiesel was born in Sighet (now Sighetu Marmației), Maramureș, Romania, in the Carpathian Mountains. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the Algemeiner Journal newspaper.

When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind", stating that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps", as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace", Wiesel had delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.

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September 30, 1928
Sighetu Marmației, Maramureș, Romania
Age 40