Elie Wiesel was 15 years old when he was deported to Auschwitz. After the war he became a journalist and writer in Paris, and since then has written more than 60 books, both fiction and nonfiction. His masterwork, Night, originally published in Yiddish in 1955, was selected for Oprah’s Book Club in 2006, and continues to be an important reminder of man’s capacity for evil. He is a recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor’s Grand-Croix, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University. He passed away on July 2, 2016..
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by Elie Wiesel
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