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Because It’s September… Let’s Get To Know Elie Wiesel

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Do you know Elie Wiesel?

Elie Wiesel was a Nobel-Prize winning writer, teacher and activist. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America Congressional Gold Medal and the French Legion of Honor. He was known for his work “Night“. He was born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania.

His birthday is coming. Happy Birthday, Elie Wiesel! 

night book

His famous memoir Night is about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. He shared with the world the torture, inconceivable acts of violence, the death of over 6 million Jewish brothers and sisters, and the means for surviving when there was nothing to hold on to.

Why is it worth reading?  It will make you realize the value of acceptance and compassion.

the time of the uprooted

Another book that he wrote is “The time of the uprooted”. A profoundly moving novel about the healing power of compassion.

Elie Wiesel has taught his readers tolerance, compassion, love, grace, and forgiveness.

“I feel that books, just like people, have a destiny. Some invite sorrow, others joy, some both.” -Elie Wiesel

Check out these books from the Upper School Library :)

Sources: Night Book by Elie Wiesel and www.biography.com

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