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Elie Wiesel

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE (/??li w??z?l/; born September 30, 1928) is an American Romanian-born Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate. He is the author of 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper Algemeiner Journal. He is currently the Andrew Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.

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Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendsh ...

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When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.

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Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.

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I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something ...

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Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.

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It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon wh ...

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That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast ...

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No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.

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Some stories are true that never happened.

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In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to h ...

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I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. S ...

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The Bible is not only laws, it's also stories. It begins, 'In the beginning God created Heaven.' If ...

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Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.

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Think higher, feel deeper.

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