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Elie Wiesel after the war. Right after liberation. After Elie was released from the hospital, he joined a group of 400 orphan children that were taken to France. He lived in many different homes as an orphan for 2 years- from 1945-1947. After the liberation.

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right after liberation
Right after liberation

After Elie was released from the hospital, he joined a group of 400 orphan children that were taken to France.

He lived in many different homes as an orphan for 2 years- from 1945-1947.

after the liberation
After the liberation

This picture is of a group of displaced youth after the war. Elie is among those photographed here.

meeting family again
Meeting Family Again

This is a photograph of Elie and his two sisters Bea and Hilda. He and his sisters were reunited in 1947. His sister, Hilda, saw his picture in a newspaper and found him.

education and career
Education and Career
  • Elie enrolled in Sorbonne University in France in 1948.
  • He later became a French journalist, writing for the French newspaper L\'arche.
  • Elie came to the US in 1956 for an assignment, was hit by a car, and thus became a US citizen.
night
Night
  • Night was first published in French in 1958.
  • It was then published in the US in 1960.
  • Since then, it has been published in over 30 languages.
elie s life since the war
Elie’s life since the war
  • From 1972 to 1978, Wiesel was a Distinguished Professor of Judaic Studies at the City University of New York.
  • In 1978, President Jimmy Carter asked him to head the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, which he did for six years.
  • In 1985, Wiesel was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Achievement.
  • He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
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“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”

-Elie Wiesel

-Born in Sighet, Romania, on September 30, 1928. Still living today.

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