Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Holocaust Survivor, Dead at 87
The man President Obama calls "a great moral voice of our time and a conscience for our world," activist Elie Wiesel, has died at 87, Huffington Post reports.
In his long career, Wiesel was a playwright, the author of more than 50 books, a speaker, and a leading voice for victims of the Holocaust and against anti-Semitism. In his "Night," he coined the phrase "to forget the dead would be akin to killing them again." Wiesel himself survived imprisonment at Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps as a teenager.
Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for being "one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression, and racism continue to characterize the world."
Much of his work was on behalf of his Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.