Elie Wiesel Biography

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Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Romania. He lived with his parents Shlomo and Sarah Wiesel and his three sisters Tzipora, Beatrice, and Hilda. Before, Elie and his family were taken to a concentration camp, he did his religious Judaism studies at a yeshiva. In May 1994 when Elie was only 15 years old his family was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. Elie and his father were sent Buna Werke, a labor camp that was apart of Auschwitz were he and his father worked in horrible conditions. Eventually, his father died in Buchenwald after he was beaten to death. Just three months later Elie was liberated from Buchenwald by Allied troops in 1945 but unfortunately his mother Sarah and his younger…show more content…
His father was a teacher and the headmaster of Jesuit School. Charles wasn 't the best student but excelled in the subject he wanted. From a young age Charles, knew he wanted to serve his country in some form. He pursued a military career and he had to serve a year after graduating high school. After that he went to the Military Academy of Saint-Cyr in 1909 and graduated in 1912. Years later Charles enlisted in the 33rd Infantry Regiment before WWI, he was an outstanding soldier and was promoted quickly from sub lieutenant to lieutenant. When WWI began de Gaulle fought with Belgium against the Germans, he was wounded twice in 1914 and 1915. He was captured by the Nazis and was held captive for 32 months during which he attempted to escape 5 times. After the war ended he was released. Then he went to fight with Poland against the U.S.S.R to get ahead in his military career and to also gain new military experience. While on leave Charles met Yvonne, the daughter of a Paris biscuit manufacturer and later the two married on April 7, 1912. A little while after Poland and the U.S.S.R made peace de Gaulle went back to teach at Saint-Cyr and attended a program at Ecole Supérieure de Guerre to earn a higher ranking. He went on to publish a book that advised France to start using more advanced mechanized weapons but no one listened and the Germans easily overtook France. During WWII France separated into those who supported the Germans and those who didn 't. Charles led the French Resistance against the Germans. Many people saw him as a type of symbol for hope during the rough times of
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