Memphis Reads – Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

Author Obit

Holocaust survivor and author of over sixty books, Elie Wiesel, passed away at the age of 87 on Saturday July 2, 2016.

From CNN:

“Wiesel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, recounted his family being sent to the Nazi concentration camps in his first book, “Night,” which was published in 1955.” (Full article)

From NPR:

“Elie Wiesel was called many things during his life: a messenger of peace, a humanitarian, a survivor. He liked to call himself simply a witness. And as a witness, he said, it was his duty to never let those who suffered be forgotten.” (Full article)

Other sites of interest:

The Elie Wiesel Foundation

Elie Wiesel – Nobel Peace Prize 1986
(Wiesel’s Nobel acceptance speech, lecture, interview)

Browse the library catalog holdings for the works of ELIE WIESEL