Elie Wiesel: Messenger of Peace

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791092200
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Modern Peacemakers Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


A Time of Darkness     1
Childhood in Sighet     8
Into the Night     15
Prisoner at Auschwitz     25
Refugee in France     37
An Accidental American     51
A New Sense of Hope     60
Winner of the Nobel Prize     72
Human Rights Activist     84
Appendix     95
Chronology     99
Notes     102
Bibliography     105
Further Reading     106
Index     108
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