Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

Born: September 30, 1928

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, professor

Biography: Eliezer Elie Wiesel is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper Algemeiner Journal.

Source/Notes: From the Kingdom of Memory: Reminiscences, Random House LLC, 2011 edition, "A Celebration of Friendship" - ISBN: 9780307806437

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Source/Notes: As quoted in "The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance", John E. Hare, Oxford University Press, 1996, p. 93 - ISBN: 9780198263814

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