Shlomo Wiesel, was born in Sighet, .
He had two older sisters, Hilda and Beatrice .
Wiesel and a younger sister, Tzipora Wiesel. Elie spoke many languages including .
Hungarian, Romanian, German and he grew up speaking Yiddish. .
When World War II had just started, Elie was not really affected by it. In 1944, .
when Elie was fifteen years old, him, his parents and younger sister were taken to .
Auschwitz. There him and his father were separated from his mother and small sister. .
Within a year his father and him had been moved to several different concentration .
camps such as Buna, Gleiwitz, Auschwitz and Buchenwald. He tried his best to stay with .
his father every time they were moved. His father and him watched out for each other, .
till his father's death in 1945. The United States Third Army finally freed Elie Wiesel .
and the other survivors on April 1945. Once the war had ended, Elie found out that both .
his mother and sister had died in the gas chambers. His two older sisters had survived. .
He spends a few years in an orphanage, and then in 1948 he began to write for the .
newspaper L" Arche. Even though Elie experienced a lot he promised to never write .
about anything he had gone through. This changed in 1955 when he met French Catholic .
novelist, Francois Mauriac. After meeting with him he wrote "And the World Remained .
Silent" a 900-page novel that later became compressed to a 127-page novel named "La .
Elie Wiesel has written many novels, most of them related to the Holocaust. He .
gets a lot of support from his wife. .
Does anyone have the right to kill other human beings just because they are from .
a different religion? Apparently Hitler felt he did, he send his men to take every Jew, .
make them suffer till they died and overworked the strong ones until they died.
The setting of the novel starts in 1941 in Sighet, Transylvania. Young Elie is wants to .
learn Talmud and the Cabbala.