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Elie Wiesel (1928–2016)

Author of Night

Includes the names: Elie Wiesel, Élie Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel, אלי ויזל, אלי ויזל, Élie Wiesel, Эли Визель
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Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania on September 30, 1928. In 1944, he and his family were deported along with other Jews to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. His mother and his younger sister died there. He loaded stones onto railway cars in a labor camp called Buna before being sent to Buchenwald, where his father died. He was liberated by the United States Third Army on April 11, 1945. After the war ended, he learned that his two older sisters had also survived. He was placed on a train of 400 orphans that was headed to France, where he was assigned to a home in Normandy under the care of a Jewish organization. He was educated at the Sorbonne and supported himself as a tutor, a Hebrew teacher and a translator. He started writing for the French newspaper L'Arche. In 1948, L'Arche sent him to Israel to report on that newly founded state. He also became the Paris correspondent for the daily Yediot Ahronot. In this capacity, he interviewed the novelist Francois Mauriac, who urged him to write about his war experiences. The result was La Nuit (Night). After the publication of Night, Wiesel became a writer, literary critic, and journalist. His other books include Dawn, The Accident, The Gates of the Forest, The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry, and Twilight. He received a numerous awards and honors for his literary work including the William and Janice Epstein Fiction Award in 1965, the Jewish Heritage Award in 1966, the Prix Medicis in 1969, and the Prix Livre-International in 1980. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for his work in combating human cruelty and in advocating justice. He had a leading role in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. He died on July 2, 2016 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Night… (more)
Night 25,839 copies, 555 reviews
The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, and Day (Author) 1,779 copies, 16 reviews
Dawn 1,639 copies, 27 reviews
Day 903 copies, 14 reviews
A Beggar in Jerusalem 475 copies, 3 reviews
Twilight 403 copies, 1 review
The Gates of the Forest: A Novel 399 copies, 4 reviews
The Fifth Son 379 copies, 3 reviews
The Oath (Author) 360 copies
The Trial of God (Author) 357 copies, 6 reviews
The Testament (Author) 329 copies, 2 reviews
And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969- (Author) 322 copies, 1 review
The Forgotten (Author) 298 copies, 4 reviews
Legends of Our Time (Author) 287 copies, 5 reviews
One Generation After 264 copies, 4 reviews
A Mad Desire to Dance 263 copies, 12 reviews
A jew today (Author) 257 copies, 1 review
The Judges 238 copies, 2 reviews
The Sonderberg Case 213 copies, 4 reviews
Open Heart 175 copies, 11 reviews
Somewhere a Master (Author) 165 copies, 1 review
The Time of the Uprooted 158 copies, 2 reviews
Five Biblical Portraits 135 copies, 2 reviews
The Golem (Author) 126 copies, 3 reviews
Hostage (Author) 124 copies, 6 reviews
Rashi (Author) 120 copies, 4 reviews
King Solomon and His Magic Ring (Author) 111 copies, 2 reviews
Zalmen, or the Madness of God (Author) 106 copies
Conversations with Elie Wiesel 73 copies, 1 review
Memoir in Two Voices (Author) 60 copies
Images from the Bible 47 copies, 1 review
Evil and Exile 40 copies
Se taire est impossible (Autor) 37 copies
Night: With Connected Readings 35 copies, 1 review
A Journey of Faith (Author) 29 copies
The Tale of a Niggun (Author) 21 copies, 3 reviews
Sei riflessioni sul Talmud (Author) 21 copies
Bijbels eerbetoon : portretten en legenden (Author) 17 copies, 1 review
Paroles d'étranger 8 copies, 1 review
Discours d'oslo 6 copies, 1 review
t ou va tu (French Edition) (Author) 5 copies
Dialogues 4 copies
The Diary of a Young Girl 4 copies, 1 review
Être juif (Foreword) 3 copies
The Power of Forgiveness (Author) 2 copies
Sarastus 2 copies
Marc Klionsky 2 copies
Nakts 1 copy
La notte 1 copy
Barbara 1 copy, 1 review
Wiesel Eli 1 copy
Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Introduction, some editions) 4,451 copies, 79 reviews
Great Religions of the World 582 copies, 3 reviews
The Wandering Jews (Preface, some editions) 323 copies, 7 reviews
A Vanished World (Foreword) 311 copies, 6 reviews
The King of Children (Introduction, some editions) 133 copies, 3 reviews
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (Contributor) 128 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (Contributor) 125 copies, 2 reviews
Read With Me (Contributor) 125 copies, 2 reviews
Out of the Depths (Foreword) 79 copies
Tibet, My Story (Preface, some editions) 76 copies
The Jewish Writer (Contributor) 50 copies
Wo Engel sich verstecken (Associated Name) 2 copies
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Elie Wiesel was born to a Jewish family in the small town of Sighet in northern Transylvania, then part of Hungary, now Romania. He was still a teenager when he was taken from his home and deported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald. His memoirs of that experience are unforgettably recorded in NIGHT, which became a worldwide bestseller. Elie Wiesel was Andrew Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and founding chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
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