Elie Wiesel

When Elie Wiesel was sixteen his entire family was taken from their home in Sighet, Romania, to the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Wiesel and his two older sisters were the family's only survivors. Having devoted his life to teaching about the Holocaust, Wiesel has written for newspapers in France, Israel, and the United States. He is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities at Boston University and the author of more than forty books. He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the French Legion of Honor, and the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.


Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace