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Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor Who Wrote for Dead, Dies, 87

  • Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted his life to bearing witness
  • Wiesel lost his mother, father and sister in Nazi death camp
Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel, whose acclaimed books chronicled his tortured memories of human cruelty in the Nazi concentration camps that killed his parents and younger sister, has died. He was 87.

He died Saturday at his home in New York, according to Simmy Allen, a spokesman for Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial organization in Jerusalem.