Elie Wiesel is a renowned survivor of the Holocaust. He was an activist and author, and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. His book “Night”, about his experiences in a concentration camp when he was a teenager, made the horrors of Auschwitz all too real. Today, Wiesel passed away at the age of 87, reports Haaretz.
Wiesel was not only a Nobel recipient, for his work in fighting violence, anti-Semitism and racism in general, and against oppression, but also received many other awards, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Grand-Croix in France’s Legion of Honor, and was knighted as Commander of the Order of the British Empire in London for raising awareness of the Holocaust in the UK.
A cause of death has not yet been released.
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