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Elie Wiesel

Elie WieselAKA Eliezer Wiesel

Born: 30-Sep-1928
Birthplace: Sighet, Romania

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Anti-Holocaust and human-rights activist

Father: Shlomo (d. 1945 Buchenwald)
Mother: Sarah (d. Auschwitz)
Sister: (d. Auschwitz)
Wife: Marion Erster Rose (m. 1969, one son)
Son: Elisha Wiesel

    Professor: City University of New York (1972-76)
    Professor: Boston University (1976-)
    Scholar: Yale University (1982-83)

    US Holocaust Memorial Museum Council Chairman (1980-86)
    Nazi Concentration Camp Inmate
    Academy of Achievement 1996
    America-Israel Friendship League US National Advisory Board
    AmeriCares Advisory Committee
    Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Hague Appeal for Peace Honorary Committee
    International Rescue Committee Overseer
    Cosmos Club Award 2006
    Nobel Peace Prize 1986
    Prix Médicis 1968 for Le Mendiant de Jérusalem
    Guardian of Zion Award 1997
    French Legion of Honor
    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Left at Orphanage (1945-48)
    Tonsillectomy
    Naturalized US Citizen 1963
    Traveled to the USSR 21-Oct-1986
    Funeral: Tom Lantos (2008)
    Hungarian Ancestry

Author of books:
Memoirs: All Rivers Run to the Sea (1995)
And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs 1969- (2000)


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