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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) was a writer and human rights activist. Born in Romania, he survived the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, chronicling his experience in his memoir Night. He wrote in Yiddish for the Forverts for many years, where he serialized the books that eventually became Dawn and Day. Among the most famous Jews of the 20th century, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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