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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel


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in Sighet, Romania
September 30, 1928

Died
July 02, 2016

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Eliezer Wiesel was a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He was the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel has delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
Elie Wiesel

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”
Elie Wiesel

Polls

November 2016 Short Story Poll

Lady Susan by Jane Austen, 80 pages, 1871
 
  54 votes, 21.3%

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages, 1952
 
  46 votes, 18.1%

The Pearl John Steinbeck, 96 pages, 1947
 
  30 votes, 11.8%

White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 82 pages, 1848
 
  30 votes, 11.8%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  23 votes, 9.1%

 
  23 votes, 9.1%

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, 128 pages, -411
 
  19 votes, 7.5%

 
  16 votes, 6.3%

Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, 125 pages, 1926
 
  13 votes, 5.1%

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