Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Born in Romania in 1928, Wiesel wrote extensively about his experiences in the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Buna during World War II. “Night”, first published in English in 1960, would go on to be translated into 30 languages and sell six million copies in the United States alone.

In all, Wiesel wrote 57 books and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

  • That is the end of an era.

  • Surele Surele

    May his memory be a blessing.

  • Spatchcocked

    Well…..he WAS caught padding his resume a few times………just for the record.

  • UCSPanther

    Wiesel helped to put a human face on the Holocaust, and his works became a thorn in the collective sides of the antisemitic/anti-zionist crowd everywhere.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    He actually earned his Nobel Peace Prize. About how many other winners can we make that statement?

  • Daviddowntown

    Another witness is gone. His 57 books will hold him in good stead.

  • john700

    This guy was a big time liar. He claimed that his family was sent to Auschwitz by the Romanian authorities, but the region where this happened was at that time part of Hungary.

  • Samuel

    Never Forget

  • Sid Falco

    He was a phoney.