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holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

             In a terrifying novel, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel recounts the horrible year he spent starving and suffering within several World War II Nazi concentration camps throughout eastern Europe. He takes readers on an.
             emotionally scarring journey through the life he had to live, the deaths he had.
             to witness, and the pains he had, and still has, to feel while being under the control of the Nazis. One of the most personal stories, Wiesel conveys many emotions, pictures, and thoughts to all readers of his worldwide best-selling novel, Night.
             Elie Wiesel was born and raised in Sighet, Transylvania. At fifteen, he and his family were taken away and placed in a series of concentration camps. For ten years after leaving Buchenwald concentration camp, Wiesel swore to observe a self-imposed oath of silence. In 1956, Elie came to America and was struck by a taxicab which forced him into a wheelchair for nearly a year, after which he became a citizen of the United States. In 1978, Wiesel was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as the Chairperson of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. In 1985 he was awarded with the Congressional Medal of Freedom, and in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Beginning in 1976, Elie became a professor of humanities at Boston University. He was married, and had one son, Elisha.
             The town which Weasel grew up was a primarily Jewish town, and Wiesel's father was known and loved by nearly all of the town's citizens. Elie, like his Father, had a very strong faith in the Jewish religion. As the war got well underway, the German troops began the war on two fronts. Elie's family, friends, and neighbors had heard rumors about the horrifying holocaust taking place, but never truly believed any of them. Until one day when Elie's father was called to a town meeting about the war. When he returned from the meeting, he informs his family that they and the other townspeople would be moving into a ghetto the next day.

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