Personal Information
  • Born 1928 in Sighet, Romania
  • 1944 deported to Auschwitz
  • 1945 liberated from concentration camp
  • 1948 moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne
  • 1948 work in journalism begins
  • 1958 Night is published
  • 1963 receives U.S. citizenship
  • 1966 publishes Jews of Silence
  • 1978 appointed chair of Presidential Commission on the Holocaust
  • 1985 awarded Congressional Gold Medal of Achievement
  • 1986 awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1995 publishes memoirs
  • 1999 publishes second book of memoirs
Quote

"We must tell the next century: We are on the threshold. Don't go that way. Don't repeat the mistakes of the twentieth century, which Hanna Arendt called the most violent of all centuries. Don't repeat it. There was too much fanaticism, too much hatred, too much stupid racism. So much despair was caused by so many people. Don't do it again. Don't go that way again."

Books

Night. New York: Hill & Wang, 1961.

All Rivers Run tothe Sea-Memoirs. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1995.

And the Sea Is Never Full, 1999.

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The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity was established by Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, shortly after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to advance the cause of human rights by creating forums for the discussion and resolution of urgent ethical issues. Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

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