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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.

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