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Favian Avila
Mr. Magarity
English II
November 3, 2012

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor

Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania on September 30, 1928. He was the third of four children and the only son. Wiesel was well educated. He was taken to the concentration camps. Wiesel’s parents and his little sister died on the concentration camps. He won the Nobel Peace Prize and he wrote the book called NIGHT and it was published. After the World War II was over Wiesel went to France where he completed secondary school. In 1956 Wiesel moved to New York to cover United Nations and he became a U.S citizen in 1963.
Religion for Elie Wiesel was important for him and his family. He was looking for a day of worship because it was the only time to be with his father. When Elie Wiesel was 41 he married with Marian Rose, she was a Holocaust survivor. Wiesel and his wife had a son and they named him Shsomo Elisha like Wiesel’s father. Elie Wiesel became a professor of humanities at Boston University. Surviving eleven months in camp he later learned year after World War II that two of his sisters had also survived from the Holocaust.
President Bill Clinton expressed sense of guilt felt by many Americans about during the Holocaust to save the six million Jews from annihilation.   Holocaust scholars suggest the U.S was guilty for not doing enough to help the Jews during the World War II. The United States of America was the responsible for the death of million Jews that leading to death camp Auschwitz.
I believe it was a harsh life for Elie Wiesel because he saw his family die and other people die in the concentration camps. Losing his family is valuable and you only have that once in life. If I was Elie Wiesel I don’t know what I would do, maybe kill myself. I wonder how he went up all this. Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel went to the concentration camps and Wiesel remembered everything that happened when he was there he felt anger for what the Adolf Hitler and the...


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