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Elie Wiesel

Full Name: Elie Wiesel
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sighet
Born: 1928-09-30
Number of Works: 136
Eliezer Wiesel is a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel has delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.

On November 30, 2006 Wiesel received an honorary knighthood in London, England in recognition of his work toward raising Holocaust education in the United Kingdom.


ISBN: 0374500010, 9780374500016
Keywords: night
Pages: 120
Published: 1960
  • Rating: 80%

Night A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family...the death of his innocence...and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary Of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.
ISBN: 0809037726, 9780809037728
Keywords: dawn
Pages: 96
Published: 1960
  • Rating: 80%

<div>"The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction."--The New York Times Book Review Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter. The night-long wait for morning and death provides Dawn, Elie Wiesel's ever more timely novel, with its harrowingly taut, hour-by-hour narrative. Caught between the manifold horrors of the past and the troubling dilemmas of the present,
ISBN: 0809023091, 9780809023097
Keywords: day
Pages: 109
Published: 1962
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0374521409, 9780374521400
Keywords: night, accident, trilogy, dawn
Pages: 318
Published: 1969
  • Rating: 80%

The first three works by Elie Wiesel are here brought together in one volume, where the terrifying truth of their vision, the stunning simplicity of their art, and the power of their unity achieve epic dimensions. Night, first published in 1960, is Wiesel's true account of spiritual and national exile and one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. The adolescent Elie and his family, among hundreds of thousands of Jews from all parts of Eastern Europe, are cruelly deported from their hometown to the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of h
ISBN: 0805210539, 9780805210538
Keywords: god, trial
Pages: 208
Published: 1979
  • Rating: 80%

While interred in Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel witnessed a trial. While such things are not unusual, this trial was. It was unusual because of the defendant: God. God was tried for violating the covenant by turning his back in silence on the Jewish people in their greatest hour of need. God was tried in absentia, without anyone present being willing to take on the role of God's defense attorney. God was declared guilty, after which the "court" prayed. Contradiction? Perhaps. But this incident, which served as the inspiration for *The Trial of God*, is part of the long Jewish tradition of a
ISBN: 0805210288, 9780805210286
Keywords: memoirs, sea, rivers
Pages: 464
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

From his early years with his loving Jewish family to the horrors of Auschwitz to his life as a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Elie Wiesel tells his story. Passionate and poignant, All Rivers Run to the Sea is an unforgettable book of love and rage, doubt and faith, despair and trust, and ultimately, of wisdom. of photos.
ISBN: 080521044X, 9780805210446
Keywords: novel, forest, gates
Pages: 240
Published: 1966
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 080521058X, 9780805210583
Keywords: twilight
Pages: 224
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0805210199, 9780805210194
Keywords: forgotten
Pages: 320
Published: 1989
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0307266508, 9780307266507
Keywords: dance, desire, mad
Pages: 288
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%