Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel
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Wiesel speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2003
BornTemplate:Birth date
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
DiedJuly 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 87)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
OccupationPolitical activist, teacher, writer
Notable award(s)Nobel Peace Prize,
Presidential Medal of Freedom,
Congressional Gold Medal
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Elie Wiesel (pronounced /ˌɛli vɪˈzɛl/;[1] born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016)[2] 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".[3]

Wiesel died on July 2, 2016 at his home in Manhattan, aged 87.[4][5]



  1. "TeachingBooks.net Audio Name Pronunciation - Elie Wiesel". www.teachingbooks.net.
  2. "Elie Wiesel - Biography, Books, Nobel Prize, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica.
  3. "1986 Nobel Peace Prize Press Release".
  4. Yuhas, Alan (July 2, 2016). "Elie Wiesel, Nobel winner and Holocaust survivor, dies aged 87". The Guardian. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. Shnidman, Ronen (July 2, 2016). "Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87". Haaretz.