BLOG 2/27

ELIE WIESEL 

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  1. avatar Laura Pereda says:

    Wiesel and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz when he was 15 years old. Wiesel and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died. Wiesel’s efforts to defend human rights and peace throughout the world have earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal and the Medal of Liberty Award.

  2. avatar Ian Conley says:

    I learned that Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania, on September 30, 1928. Wiesel and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz when he was 15 years old. Wiesel and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died.In 1978, President Jimmy Carter appointed him Chairman of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust. In 1980, he became Founding Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Wiesel is also the founding president of the Paris-based Universal Academy of Cultures. Wiesel’s efforts to defend human rights and peace throughout the world have earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal and the Medal of Liberty Award, the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor, and in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Three months after he received the Nobel Peace Prize, Elie Wiesel and his wife Marion established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. Its mission is to advance the cause of human rights and peace throughout the world by creating a new forum for the discussion of urgent ethical issues confronting humanity.

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