- Aug 26, 2007
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A good man who helped remind people of the evil man can inflict on man. May he rest in peace.Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prolific author and outspoken activist. Elie Wiesel died Saturday the age of 87. Wiesel was perhaps best known for his major role in promoting Holocaust education, and for perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust in the post-World War II era with his memoir “Night,” based on his experience as a teenager in the Auschwitz concentration camp.Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in the Romanian town of Sighet, to Sarah and Shlomo Wiesel. His maternal grandfather, Dodye Feig, was a member of the Vishnitz Hasidic sect; his strong influence over Wiesel was seen later in some of his writings. Wiesel received a traditional religious education while growing up in Sighet; many years later, in 2002, he returned to his hometown to dedicate the Elie Weisel Memorial House at the site of his childhood home.
read more: Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Renowned Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 87 - Israel News - Haaretz