Jewish Journal

Search our Archives!

Email to a Friend

Survivor, storyteller, celebrity, sage: Elie Wiesel at 85

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/survivor_storyteller_celebrity_sage_elie_wiesel_at_85

When talking about Elie Wiesel, who turns 85 on Sept. 30, it is far too easy to fall into a list of superlatives. As a child who survived Auschwitz and other concentration camps, Wiesel witnessed more death and more horrors than most human beings ever will. A onetime journalist who wrote for Hebrew- and Yiddish-language newspapers, starting in the 1950s, Wiesel has gone on to publish more books than most writers ever do, including “Night,” which has become the second-most widely read work of Holocaust literature in the world.

Recipient email:
Your email:
What's this word?