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Renowned Author and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Dead at 87


Holocaust survivor, Nobel Laureate and renowned author and peace activist Elie Wiesel died on July 2 at age 87. Romanian-born Wiesel was just 15 years old when he was sent to the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

His first book, “Night,” was published in 1958 and detailed his family’s ordeal at the hands of the Nazis. It has since been translated into 30 languages.

Wiesel was a tireless advocate for peace, and he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He is remembered for giving voice to many who could not speak for themselves, and for his honest and emotionally charged books about the triumph of the human spirit.

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