Elie Wiesel

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Born: 09/30/1928 in Sighet, , RO

Filmography

Actor (20)

The Diplomat 2014 (Movie)

(Interviewee)

Nicky's Family 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Refusenik 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Devil Came on Horseback 2007 (Movie)

Holocaust Survivor (Actor)

The Armenians: The Story of Survival 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Conversation With Elie Wiesel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Elie Wiesel 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Moyers/Facing Hate With Elie Wiesel 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Moyers/Beyond Hate 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concert For Peace From Oslo 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Portrait of Elie Wiesel 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Moyers' World of Ideas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Acts of Faith: Passover 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Reunion 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Sand and Sorrow (TV Show)

Actor

The Courage to Care (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Tales of the Days of Awe 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

From Story

L' Aube 1986 (Movie)

("Dawn") (Source Material (from novel))

Zalmen 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Play as Source Material

EDUCATION

Sorbonne

Milestones

1984

Published The Fifth Son.

1975

Co-founded Moment Magazine with Leonard Fein.

1963

Published The Town Beyond the Wall.

1960

Memoir was translated into English and published as Night. It would go on to sell over ten million copies in the United States and be published in over 30 languages.

1955

Published a memoir about his harrowing experiences during the Holocaust, the French language La Nuit.

1949

Traveled to Israel as a correspondent for the French newspaper L'arche.

Bonus Trivia

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Grew up speaking Yiddish, German, Hungarian, and Romanian.

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Was 15 when his family, along with the rest of his town's Jewish population, were confined to a ghetto in Máramarossziget under Hungary's occupation by the Nazis.

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Was sent with his family to the Auschwitz concentration camp at age 16, where his mother and younger sister were killed.

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Was transferred to the concentration camp at Buchenwald, where his father died just a few weeks before the camp was liberated by Allied forces.

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Went to Paris and studied literature, philosophy and psychology at the Sorbonne after World War II.

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Taught religion and philosophy for several decades at Boston University. The school created the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in his honor.

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Has been honored with awards such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, the Nobel Peace Prize, the Star of Romania, and an Honorary Knighthood from the United Kingdom.

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Has been given honorary doctorates by 19 academic institutions.

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