Elie Wiesel's Night And The Holocaust

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Elie Wiesel was a writer who won the Nobel Peace Prize and was also a Holocaust survivor. Wiesel has written many books but his most famous is “Night” where he describes his experiences during the Holocaust where he survived living in the concentration camps. His book Night has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold millions of copies . Elie Wiesel was born on September 1928 in Sighet, Romania. Elie grew up with his mother, father, and three sisters in the town of Sighet. In 1944, Wiesel’s family was placed into a ghetto community in Sighet. In May, 1944 the Hungarian police transferred all of the Jewish people in their town to with a cattle truck to Auschwitz concentration camp. Immediately after the his family arrived at…show more content…
Historians believe that Wiesel defined the holocaust through his writings and speeches . In 1986, Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize and helped arrange the building of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. Wiesel did many public speeches across the country where he talked about human rights and expressed how important they are for the world. Wiesel made a couple of visits back to Auschwitz, particularly one visit in 2006 when he went with Oprah Winfrey to be broadcasted on her television show. Elie Wiesel was a very important person because he was able to express through his writing the events that occurred during the Holocaust. This time in history is very important to me, because of the millions of Jewish people that were killed during it. The Holocaust was a very horrible time for the Jewish people in Europe, who were sent to concentration camps just because of the religion they believed in. Millions of Jewish people died either from the Nazis killing them directly or from starvation and exhaustion from living in the unbearable conditions at the camps. Wiesel’s publications of his experiences during the Holocaust will be around for a very long time because it will teach the children of the future about this horrible event even though it happened a long
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