From his foundation web site:
Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister perished, his two older sisters survived. Elie and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died shortly before the camp was liberated in April 1945.
After the war, Elie Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps. The result was his internationally acclaimed memoir, Night (La Nuit), which has since been translated into more than thirty languages
I read his book: Night, just 6 months ago. He has written many, 57 I believe. I was very familiar with Corrie ten Boom and her stories about the Holocaust carried out a demon named Hitler.
On Elie’s death, we should remember him and expose him because he represents what we never want to see again. what happened Jews in Germany and in neighboring countries we never want to see again. It could you know! We should be vigilant to resist. Part of that resistance is educating and being aware of what happened then and why.
Elie suffered extreme circumstances. Many Jews suffered little and were exterminated–innocent lives snuffed out because of an evil ideology. So many were exterminated because they were not wanted. The “theory” was that something in Jews made them inferior. Beware of any schemes related to superiority and inferiority whether of genetics, mental abilities or political prowess.
Elie I loved your tale, your saga. Not that it was wholesome but it did reveal how things were for you, for your family and for millions during the Holocaust era.
In honor of Elie I will link a few videos about his life, the death camps and related.