- Date of Birth:
- September 30, 1928
- 5' 8"
Elie Wiesel (born on September 30, 1928, in Romania) was a famous Holocaust survivor, writer, Nobel Laureate and political activist. He was taken to the Nazi concentration camps when he was only a teenager. He survived both Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Elie was freed when he was 16 years. He went on to write his critically-acclaimed, autographical account of the Holocaust, Night. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Over the course of his life, he published dozens of books and never stopped advocating for peace around the world. He died on July 2, 2016, in Manhattan.
Best Known For:
Elie is best known for writing Night, an autobiographical novel about his experiences in Nazi concentration camps.
Elie married Marion Erster Rose in 1969. Their son, Elisha, was born in 1972. Elie died at the age of 87 on July 2, 2016.