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    • ElieWiesel
    • Born in Sighet on
      September 30,1928
      Grew up in small village
      in Romania
      Was born as an
      Orthodox Jew
    • Parents were Shlomo and Sarah
      -Owned grocery store
      Older sisters, Hilda and Bea
      Younger sister -Tsiporah
    • 1940, Nazis turned Sighet over to Hungary
      Hungarian Government ruled that all Jews who could
      not prove Hungarian citizenship be transferred to Nazi-
      help Poland and then murdered
      Wiesel’s friend, Moshe was only one to escape from
      Poland
    • Studied Bible
      Jewish books
      Learned astrology
    • 1944, German soldiers occupied Sighet
      Forced Jews to wear yellow stars
      Nazis closed Jewish stores
      Raided Houses
      Created two ghettos
      May, deportations began
      Wiesel family was not loaded till early June
      Loaded into car filled with eighty people
    • Mother and younger sister taken to gas chambers
      Elie and father were sent to be slave laborers
      Survived first Aushwitz then Buna labor camp/8 months
      Endured beatings, hunger, roll calls, other torture
    • Given number A- 7713
      January 19, Death march
      June 29, his father dies
      Sent to Buchenwald
      April 6, 1945 guards told prisoners they would no longer be fed
      Began evacuating camp
      Killing 10,000 prisoners a day
      Morning of April 11, underground movement rose and attacked the SS guards
      Early evening, first American military unit arrives and liberated the camp
    • After liberation, Wiesel became sick with intestinal
      problems
      Spent several days in hospital
      While hospitalized, he wrote the outline for a
      book describing his experiences during the
      Holocaust
      Was not ready to publicize his experiences and
      promised he would wait ten years before writing
      them down in detail
    • Released from hospital with no family to return
      to
      Joined a group of 400 orphans being taken to
      France
      1947 Wiesel, by chance, got in touch with his
      sister
      1948 he enrolled in Sorbonne University
    • Later spent a year drawing on the outline he had
      written in the hospital which he called And the
      World Was Silent
      Gave to a publisher who made it into a book
      called Night.
      After Night was published, he wrote a second novel in
      1961, Dawn.
      Night (1958)
      Dawn (1961)
      The accident (1962)
      The Town Beyond The Wall (1964)
      The Gates Of The Forest (1966)
      The Jews Of Silence (1966)
      Legends Of Our Time (1968)
      A Beggar in Jerusalem (1968)
      One Generation After (1970)
      Souls on Fire (1972)
      Night Trilogy (1972)
      The oath (1973)
      Animaamin(1973)
      The Madness of God (1974)
      Messengers of God (1976)
      A Jew Today (1978)
      Four Hasidic Masters (1978)
      Images from the Bible (1980)
      The Trial of God (1979)
      The Testament (1981)
    • 1969, Wiesel married Marion Erster Rose
      A divorced woman from Austria
      She helped translate Wiesel’s books
      1972, They had a son
      Named him after Wiesel’s father, Shlomo Elisha Wiesel
      1980, He delivered food to starving Cambodians
      1986, He received the Nobel Peace Prize as a messenger to mankind and a human being dedicated to humanity
      1972-1978 was a professor
      1985, Wiesel was awarded the Congressional Gold Metal of Achievement
      In the early 1990s, he lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of victims of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia.
      He received many rewards, approximately 75 honorary doctorates.
      1993, spoke at the dedication of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
    • Bibliography
      "Elie Wiesel Bio." American Studies @ The University of Virginia. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
      <http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/holo/eliebio.htm>.
      Schoenberg, Shira. "Elie Wiesel." Jewish Virtual Library
      Homepage. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
      <http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Wiesel.html>.
      "Elie Wiesel Biography, Elie Wiesel Childhood, Life and Timeline." Famous People –
      Famous People in History, Famous People List & Biography. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
      <http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/elie-wiesel-13.php>.