Nobel Peace Prize winning survivor of the Holocaust Elie Wiesel passed away at the age of 87 on Saturday. Wiesel is likely best known for his memoir Night, which detailed his time in the Auschwitz concentration camp while a teenager. He was later known for pushing for education that focused on the Holocaust, as well as his activism on issues of genocide around the world. Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Romania. In 1944 when Hungary agreed to allow the deportation of Jews from Romania to concentration camps, Wiesel was sent with his father to Auschwitz. His father would die from a beating by a German soldier. His mother and sister also died in the Holocaust. In 1969 Wiesel married Austrian Holocaust survivor Marion Rose in New York. She would be the English translator for his books. In 1986 Wiesel received the Nobel Prize for his work against violence around the world.
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