Elie Wiesel dies at 87

 Elie Wiesel dies at 87

Famed writer won Nobel Peace price in 1986.

 

Romanian born, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace laureate and political activist Elie Wiesel died Saturday at his home in New York. He was 87 (1928 - 2016). 

The world center for Holocaust research, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial announced the death of the American writer on its Twitter account.   

Wiesel was held at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland where his mother and one of his sisters were killed, when he was a teen. Wiesel and his father were deported to the concentration camp at Buchenwald, where his father was also killed

His family, except for two sisters, all died in the Nazi camps.

Wiesel became famous for his classic memoir Night, which tells stories from his days at the camp. 

He also wrote many other books and delivered worldwide lectures.

Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and was called as a "messenger to mankind".

 

 
 
Picture 1 by Private H. Miller. (Army) - U.S. Defence Visual Information Center, image #HD-SN-99-02764 Buchenwald concentration camp, 1945. Wiesel is in the second row from the bottom, seventh from the left, next to the bunk post.

Picture 2 by Chris Greenberg, White House Employee
 
Picture 3 by David Shankbone - Own work, CC BY 3.0
 
Picture 4  by Вени Марковски - Own work, CC BY 3.0
 
 
 

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