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Elie Wiesel Bio

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FC: By Ms. Sig | The Life and Work of Elie Wiesel

1: When was he born and where is he from? | Wiesel was born on September 30th, 1928 in the small town of Sighet, Transylvania which is now modern day Romania ("Elie Wiesel").

2: What happened to him in the war (where did he go/what camps)? | When the Nazi's arrived in 1944, Elie and his family was deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (Miller). While his mother and youngest sister perished, Elie and his father were able to stick together but they "were worked almost to death, starved, beaten, and shuttled from camp to camp on foot, or in open cattle cars, in driving snow, without food, proper shoes, or clothing" ("Elie Wiesel"). Just before American troops arrived to free them at Buchenwald in 1945, Elie's father passed away (Miller).

4: Wiesel was able to call an orphanage in France home; there he found out that his two older sisters had survived (Miller). He began to thrive in Paris as he studied at the Sorbonne and became a journalist ("Biography"). | What happened after he was liberated?

5: Although he was a writer, Wiesel remained silent for ten years about his experiences in the camps until a colleague encouraged him to tell his story ("Biography"). | First published in French as La Nuit, Night has been translated into over 30 languages with the most recent 2006 translation as a selection for Oprah's Book Club which propelled the memoir to the bestseller list (Miller).

6: Works Cited "Biography". Nobelprize.org. 13 Oct. 2009. "Elie Wiesel." Academy of Achievement. 2 March 2009. 12 Oct. 2009. Miller, Erin. "Elie Wiesel-Bestselling Author of Night." About.com: Bestsellers. 2009. 12 Oct. 2009. .

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