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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)
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Night 23,980 copies, 533 reviews
Dawn 1,505 copies, 26 reviews
Day (Author) 822 copies, 14 reviews
A Beggar in Jérusalem 445 copies, 3 reviews
The Gates of the Forest: A Novel 372 copies, 4 reviews
Twilight 365 copies, 1 review
The Fifth Son 361 copies, 3 reviews
The Oath 334 copies
The Trial of God (Author) 327 copies, 6 reviews
The Testament (Author) 306 copies, 2 reviews
And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969- (Author) 291 copies, 1 review
The Forgotten (Author) 278 copies, 4 reviews
Legends of Our Time 258 copies, 5 reviews
A Mad Desire to Dance 250 copies, 12 reviews
One Generation After (Author) 248 copies, 3 reviews
A jew today (Author) 235 copies, 1 review
The Judges 223 copies, 2 reviews
The Sonderberg Case 198 copies, 4 reviews
Open Heart 162 copies, 10 reviews
The Time of the Uprooted 148 copies, 2 reviews
Five Biblical Portraits 120 copies, 2 reviews
Hostage (Author) 112 copies, 6 reviews
The Golem (Author) 110 copies, 3 reviews
Rashi (Author) 107 copies, 3 reviews
King Solomon and His Magic Ring (Author) 100 copies, 2 reviews
Conversations with Elie Wiesel 67 copies, 1 review
Memoir in Two Voices (Author) 57 copies
Images from the Bible 44 copies, 1 review
Evil and Exile 39 copies
Se taire est impossible (Autor) 35 copies
Night: With Connected Readings 34 copies, 1 review
A Journey of Faith (Author) 24 copies
Sei riflessioni sul Talmud (Author) 18 copies
The Tale of a Niggun 12 copies, 3 reviews
Paroles d'étranger 8 copies, 1 review
Discours d'oslo 6 copies, 1 review
Dialogues 4 copies
The Diary of a Young Girl 4 copies, 1 review
t ou va tu (French Edition) (Author) 3 copies
Être juif (Foreword) 2 copies
Marc Klionsky 2 copies
Sarastus 2 copies
DAWN 1 copy
Night DVD 1 copy
Wiesel Eli 1 copy
Barbara 1 copy, 1 review
Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Introduction, some editions) 5,311 copies, 94 reviews
Great Religions of the World 544 copies, 3 reviews
The Wandering Jews (Preface, some editions) 292 copies, 5 reviews
A Vanished World (Foreword) 284 copies, 6 reviews
The King of Children (Introduction, some editions) 124 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (Contributor) 115 copies, 2 reviews
Tibet, My Story (Preface, some editions) 68 copies
Out of the Depths (Foreword) 65 copies
The Jewish Writer (Contributor) 45 copies
Wo Engel sich verstecken (Associated Name) 2 copies
Le Pogrom de Jassy: 28 JUIN - 6 JUILLET 1941 (Preface, some editions) 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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