Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel


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in Sighet, Romania
September 30, 1928

Died
July 02, 2016

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Eliezer Wiesel was a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He was 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.

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
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“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”
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Polls

May 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  73 votes, 22.7%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  46 votes, 14.3%

 
  38 votes, 11.8%

 
  23 votes, 7.1%

First Love by Ivan Turgenev, 124 pages, 1856
 
  19 votes, 5.9%

Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen, 54 pages, 1958
 
  16 votes, 5.0%

 
  16 votes, 5.0%

The Garden Party and Other Stories Title Story by Katherine Mansfield, very few pages, 1922
 
  15 votes, 4.7%

 
  14 votes, 4.3%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 122 pages, 1929
 
  12 votes, 3.7%

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, 58 pages, 1920
 
  12 votes, 3.7%

 
  12 votes, 3.7%

Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 88 pages, 1872
 
  10 votes, 3.1%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  9 votes, 2.8%

 
  7 votes, 2.2%

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