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Elie wiesel


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Elie wiesel

  1. 1. ElieWiesel<br />
  2. 2. Born in Sighet on <br /> September 30,1928<br />Grew up in small village<br /> in Romania<br />Was born as an <br /> Orthodox Jew<br />
  3. 3. Parents were Shlomo and Sarah<br /> -Owned grocery store<br />Older sisters, Hilda and Bea<br />Younger sister -Tsiporah<br />
  4. 4. 1940, Nazis turned Sighet over to Hungary<br />Hungarian Government ruled that all Jews who could<br />not prove Hungarian citizenship be transferred to Nazi-<br />help Poland and then murdered<br />Wiesel’s friend, Moshe was only one to escape from<br />Poland<br />
  5. 5. Studied Bible<br />Jewish books<br />Learned astrology<br />
  6. 6. 1944, German soldiers occupied Sighet<br />Forced Jews to wear yellow stars <br />Nazis closed Jewish stores<br />Raided Houses<br />Created two ghettos <br />May, deportations began <br />Wiesel family was not loaded till early June<br /> Loaded into car filled with eighty people <br />
  7. 7. Mother and younger sister taken to gas chambers<br />Elie and father were sent to be slave laborers<br /> Survived first Aushwitz then Buna labor camp/8 months<br /> Endured beatings, hunger, roll calls, other torture<br />
  8. 8. Given number A- 7713<br />January 19, Death march<br />June 29, his father dies<br />Sent to Buchenwald<br />April 6, 1945 guards told prisoners they would no longer be fed <br /> Began evacuating camp<br /> Killing 10,000 prisoners a day<br />Morning of April 11, underground movement rose and attacked the SS guards<br />Early evening, first American military unit arrives and liberated the camp<br />
  9. 9. After liberation, Wiesel became sick with intestinal<br />problems <br /> Spent several days in hospital<br />While hospitalized, he wrote the outline for a<br />book describing his experiences during the<br />Holocaust <br />Was not ready to publicize his experiences and<br />promised he would wait ten years before writing<br />them down in detail<br />
  10. 10. Released from hospital with no family to return<br />to<br />Joined a group of 400 orphans being taken to<br />France<br />1947 Wiesel, by chance, got in touch with his<br />sister<br />1948 he enrolled in Sorbonne University<br />
  11. 11. Later spent a year drawing on the outline he had <br />written in the hospital which he called And the<br />World Was Silent<br />Gave to a publisher who made it into a book<br />called Night.<br />After Night was published, he wrote a second novel in<br />1961, Dawn.<br />Night (1958)<br />Dawn (1961)<br />The accident (1962)<br />The Town Beyond The Wall (1964)<br />The Gates Of The Forest (1966)<br />The Jews Of Silence (1966)<br />Legends Of Our Time (1968)<br />A Beggar in Jerusalem (1968) <br />One Generation After (1970)<br />Souls on Fire (1972)<br />Night Trilogy (1972)<br />The oath (1973)<br />Animaamin(1973)<br />The Madness of God (1974)<br />Messengers of God (1976)<br />A Jew Today (1978)<br />Four Hasidic Masters (1978)<br />Images from the Bible (1980)<br />The Trial of God (1979) <br />The Testament (1981)<br />
  12. 12. 1969, Wiesel married Marion Erster Rose<br />A divorced woman from Austria<br />She helped translate Wiesel’s books<br />1972, They had a son<br />Named him after Wiesel’s father, Shlomo Elisha Wiesel<br />1980, He delivered food to starving Cambodians<br />1986, He received the Nobel Peace Prize as a messenger to mankind and a human being dedicated to humanity <br />1972-1978 was a professor <br />1985, Wiesel was awarded the Congressional Gold Metal of Achievement <br />In the early 1990s, he lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of victims of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. <br />He received many rewards, approximately 75 honorary doctorates. <br />1993, spoke at the dedication of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography<br />"Elie Wiesel Bio." American Studies @ The University of Virginia. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.<br /> <>.<br />Schoenberg, Shira. "Elie Wiesel." Jewish Virtual Library <br />Homepage. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <br /> <>.<br />"Elie Wiesel Biography, Elie Wiesel Childhood, Life and Timeline." Famous People –<br />Famous People in History, Famous People List & Biography. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <br /> <>.<br />