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  • 1. ElieWiesel
  • 2. Born in Sighet on
    September 30,1928
    Grew up in small village
    in Romania
    Was born as an
    Orthodox Jew
  • 3. Parents were Shlomo and Sarah
    -Owned grocery store
    Older sisters, Hilda and Bea
    Younger sister -Tsiporah
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Studied Bible
    Jewish books
    Learned astrology
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. After liberation, Wiesel became sick with intestinal
    Spent several days in hospital
    While hospitalized, he wrote the outline for a
    book describing his experiences during the
    Was not ready to publicize his experiences and
    promised he would wait ten years before writing
    them down in detail
  • 10. Released from hospital with no family to return
    Joined a group of 400 orphans being taken to
    1947 Wiesel, by chance, got in touch with his
    1948 he enrolled in Sorbonne University
  • 11. 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)
    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)
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Bibliography
    "Elie Wiesel Bio." American Studies @ The University of Virginia. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
    Schoenberg, Shira. "Elie Wiesel." Jewish Virtual Library
    Homepage. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
    "Elie Wiesel Biography, Elie Wiesel Childhood, Life and Timeline." Famous People –
    Famous People in History, Famous People List & Biography. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.