Print PDF

 

Elie Wiesel – Professor, Author, Political Activist

- Born in Sighet, Romania

- Immigrated to U.S. in 1955, age 27

- Author of 57 books, including Night, based

on his imprisonment in Auschwitz and Buchenwald

- Considered the most important author of Holocaust literature

- Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, Congressional

Gold Medal, and Presidential Medal of Freedom

- Professor at multiple universities

- Birth date September 30, 1928, age 85