Wiesel, Elie

(b. 1928)
   American writer. Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania. He was deported with his family to Auschwitz where his mother and sister died. His father died in Buchenwald. After liberation, he continued his education in France and became an American citizen in 1963. Among his many works are La Nuit (‘Night’, 1958), which is based on his experiences in the camps, Les Juifs du Silence (‘The Jews of Silence’, 1966), in which he discussed the difficulties of Soviet Jewry, Le Men-diant de Jerusalem (‘A Beggar in Jerusalem’, 1968) and Le Cinquième Fils (‘The Fifth Son’, 1983). Wiesel has gained numerous awards and in 1986 he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • WIESEL, ELIE — (Eliezer; 1928– ), journalist, novelist, professor, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Born in Sighet, Romania, in a town that became part of Hungary in 1940, Wiesel was raised in a fervently Orthodox and ḥasidic milieu.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Wiesel, Elie — orig. Eliezer Wiesel born Sept. 30, 1928, Sighet, Rom. Romanian born U.S. novelist. Living in a small Hasidic community, Wiesel and his family were deported in 1944 to Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald; his parents and sister were killed. All his… …   Universalium

  • Wiesel, Elie — (1928– )    Born in Sighet, Transylvania, Wiesel is a survivor of the Holocaust who, through his novels and personal memoir, Night (1969), dedicated his life to keeping alive the memory of the Shoah. His outspoken condemnation of genocide has… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • Wiesel, Elie — ► (n. 1929) Escritor estadounidense. Fue premio Nobel de la Paz en 1986, por su dedicación al estudio de las atrocidades nazis durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. * * * orig. Eliezer Wiesel (sep. 1928, Sighet, Rumania). Novelista estadounidense… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Wiesel, Elie — (b. 1928)    American author. He was born in Sighet, Romania. A survivor of the concen tration camps, he later lived in Paris and New York. He became a foreign correspondent for an Israeli daily newspaper, and from 1957 worked for the Jewish… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Wiesel, Elie(zer) — Wie·sel (vēʹsəl), Elie(zer). Born 1928. Romanian born writer and lecturer. A survivor of Nazi concentration camps, he is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust. He won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize. * * * …   Universalium

  • Élie Wiesel — Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel au Congrès américain Eliezer Wiesel, né à Sighet (Roumanie) le 30 septembre 1928, est un écrivain américain de langue française. Il est Prix Nobel de la paix et consacre une par …   Wikipédia en Français

  • WIESEL (É.) — WIESEL ÉLIE (1928 ) Né en 1928 à Sighet, en Transylvanie (Roumanie), Élie Wiesel est déporté dans les camps de Birkenau, Auschwitz, Monovitz, Buchenwald pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa mère, sa sœur, son père, ses amis compteront parmi les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Elie Wiesel — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Wiesel en el Foro Económico Mundial en el 2003 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Élie — Elie oder Élie ist ein männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 2.1 Elie 2.2 Élie // …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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