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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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Elie wiesel after the war

Elie Wiesel after the war


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.


Elie wiesel after the war

Elie’s Acceptance Speech


Elie in his 20 s

Elie in his 20’s


Elie and his wife and son 1984

Elie and his wife and son- 1984


Elie goes back to auschwitz

Elie goes back to Auschwitz


Inside the barracks

Inside the Barracks


Work makes you free

“Work Makes you Free”


Auschwitz hair

Auschwitz Hair


Auschwitz shoes

Auschwitz Shoes


Elie in 2001

Elie in 2001


Elie wiesel after the war

“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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