Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel was a writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. His best known work is Night, a book based on his experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War Two. He authored 57 works, including biographies, children’s literature, essays and plays. Borrow something from the Library’s collection!
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At the time of his death in 2016, Elie Wiesel had received more than 90 honourary degrees from colleges worldwide, and over 30 awards and honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.