Elie Wiesel Holocaust survivor dies at 87

The humanitarian and author lost his family, which include his father, mother and sister at the Auschwitz camp in Poland, at a tender age.

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Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize has died at the age of 87.

Weisel has been an inspiration to the world and most especially the Jewish community. He released a mind blowing book titled 'Night in 1955', which was a witness account to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps.

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The author won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.



As a teenager, he was part of the people that were forced into the Auschwitz concentration camp, along with his father, mother and sister.

The other three eventually died, leaving him as the only survivor in his family.

His book ‘Night in 1955’ has sold over six million copies, according to a report by the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, who reported the news of his death.

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Originally published in Yiddish, the book has a total of 800 pages. The author later went to make an abridged version of his work in French, then later English.

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Elie Wiesel



According to reports, Weisel involved himself in humanitarian agenda, aimed at ensuring a repeat of the World War horror.

He is survived by his wife Marion, their son Shlomo, his stepdaughter Jennifer and two grandchildren, People reports.

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