Elie Wiesel: Messenger of Peace

Elie Wiesel: Messenger of Peace

by Heather Lehr Wagner
     
 
Elie Wiesel's life changed dramatically when he was 15 years old. Nazi troops arrived in his small Hungarian town and soon deported the town's Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Several of his family members were killed immediately. Wiesel spent 11 months at Auschwitz, where he experienced horrific torture, abuse, and violence. After gaining his freedom, Wiesel

Overview

Elie Wiesel's life changed dramatically when he was 15 years old. Nazi troops arrived in his small Hungarian town and soon deported the town's Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Several of his family members were killed immediately. Wiesel spent 11 months at Auschwitz, where he experienced horrific torture, abuse, and violence. After gaining his freedom, Wiesel kept silent for 10 years before testifying about the suffering he had endured and witnessed. Through fiction and nonfiction writing, including his most famous novel. Night, Wiesel has spoken out against injustice, serving as a powerful voice for all victims of racism, hatred, and repression throughout the world. In 1978, President Carter appointed him as chairman of the President's Commission on the Holocaust. For that and his other efforts, Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791092200
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Modern Peacemakers Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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