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Elie Wiesel
Wiesel speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2003
BornSeptember 30, 1928(1928-09-30)
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
DiedJuly 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 87)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
OccupationPolitical activist, teacher, writer
Notable award(s)Nobel Peace Prize,
Presidential Medal of Freedom,
Congressional Gold Medal
This person won a Nobel Prize

Elie Wiesel (pronounced /ˌɛli vɪˈzɛl/;[1] born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016)[2] was a Romanian-American Jewish writer, teacher, political activist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and Holocaust survivor. His most well-known book is Night which is about his life in several concentration camps during the Holocaust. He was a humanitarian.

Wiesel won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised his message "of peace, atonement and human dignity".[3]

Wiesel died on July 2, 2016 at his home in Manhattan, aged 87.[4][5]