Elie Wiesel's Accomplishments

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A Lucky Man Who Survived The Reign Terrible, chaotic, sad, and devastating are only a few vague words to describe the Holocaust. During Adolf Hitler’s reign millions of Jews were victims, including Elie Wiesel. Even from his early years of life, Elie lived as a Jew at the time when only those of the Aryan race were accepted, however, these prejudices never defeated his spirit. When he lived at Auschwitz at the young age of fifteen, he was suicidal. His survival was nothing short of a miracle and his suffering eventually compelled him to try and change the world. Once he opened the Elie Wiesel Foundation For Humanity, he successfully molded his legacy and created a strong passion for promoting acceptance. After experiencing terror and …show more content…

He was balancing writing for two newspapers, one for France and one for Israel. Even though he was a journalist, Elie published his book “Night” in 1956, several years after the Holocaust. This book was written about his experience in the concentration camps. It has been published in over thirty different languages and has been sold all around the world. Elie engaged in public speaking to share his story and to honor those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. This is something Elie is so passionate about that “He has dedicated his life to ensuring that the world never forgets the Holocaust” (Meyer 1). This quote protects the fact that Elie’s mission is to not let the world forget the genocide. Six million Jews died alone in the Holocaust just for being different. This was so important to Elie just a book was not enough. Around 1986 Elie and his wife Marion created The Elie Wiesel Foundation For …show more content…

Marion is still living today, carrying on the Elie legacy and continuing to tell both her and Elie’s story. There are still traces left behind of Elie that amplify in the lives of others. His story advances on along with others from the ruins of the concentration camps to the Holocaust Museum in located in D.C. that he was a part of producing. From the words written in his books to the words he used in a variety of speeches he was inspirational. From the first “book” he wrote as a child to his biography selling all around the world he changed his perspective to help others be informed about the

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