Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, dead at 87

Elie Wiesel addresses the United Nations Security Council in New York concerning the crisis in Darfur in 2006.

Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, has died at 87, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday.

In 1944 at the age of 15, Wiesel was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He later wrote about his family’s experience in the camp in the memoir “Night.”

Wiesel spent much of his life advocating for the remembrance of the Holocaust.

In 1986, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work.

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