9/30/1928 - 7/2/2016
Authors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning author who told the story of his Holocaust internment in his autobiographical novel "Night," died July 2, 2016. He was 87.
Born Sept. 30, 1928, to a Jewish family in Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains, Wiesel was just a boy when World War II began. It was 1944 when the Nazis invaded his hometown of Sighet and placed Wiesel and his family – along with thousands of their neighbors – in ghettos. Within months, the Nazis moved those ghetto residents...