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Elie Wiesel

(1928– ) Romanian-born US chronicler of the Holocaust, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Born at Sighet in Romania, Wiesel managed to survive both Auschwitz and ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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..., Elie ( 1928 – ) US writer , b. Romania . The sole family survivor from the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz , Wiesel became a US citizen in 1963 . In 1986 , he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of oppressed peoples. His first three accounts of concentration camp survivors, Night ( 1958 ), Dawn ( 1960 ) and The Accident ( 1961 ), are known in collected form as the Night Trilogy . Other novels include The Town Beyond the Wall ( 1962 ), A Beggar in Jerusalem ( 1968 ), The Fifth Son ( 1985 ) and The Forgotten ( 1989...

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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...Elie Wiesel: An Overview of His Career and His Major Themes . Selinsgrove, Pa.: Susquehanna University Press; London: Associated University Press, 2001. Lambert, Carole J. Is God Man's Friend?: Theodicy and Friendship in Elie Wiesel's Novels . New York: Peter Lang, 2006. Roth, John K. A Consuming Fire: Encounters with Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust . Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1979. Stern, Ellen Norman . Elie Wiesel: Witness for Life . New York: Ktav, 1982. Wiesel, Elie . All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs . New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Wiesel, Elie ....

Wiesel, Élie

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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105 words

..., Élie ( b. 1928 ). Born in Hungary, he survived Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Buchenwald, studied in France, then became an American citizen. His work—novels, autobiography, plays, and essays, written in French—is a prolonged meditation on the Holocaust and the fate of the Jewish people over the centuries. His first book, the autobiographical La Nuit ( 1958 ), was followed by L'Aube ( 1960 ), set in post‐war Palestine, and Le Jour ( 1961 ), a novel of memories of war. His numerous subsequent texts include Le Mendiant de Jérusalem ( 1968 , Prix Médicis)...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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2008
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32 words

...Elie Wiesel 1928 –   I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes were open and I was alone—terribly alone in a world without God and without man. Night ,...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...0Elie Elie Wiesel 1928 –   Romanian -born American writer and Nobel Prize winner; Auschwitz survivor Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in New York Times 11 December 1986 neutrality helps the oppressor Neutrality helps the oppressor oppressor, never the victim God of forgiveness, do not forgive those murderers of Jewish children here. at Auschwitz in Times 27 January 1995 do not forgive those murderers murderers of Jewish...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0Elie Elie Wiesel 1928 – 2016 Romanian -born American writer The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. in U.S. News and World Report 27 October 1986 opposite of love of love is not hate it's indifference Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, in New York...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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Quotations
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142 words

...0Elie Elie Wiesel 1928 – 2016 Romanian -born American writer and Nobel Prize winner; Auschwitz survivor The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. in U.S. News and World Report 27 October 1986 opposite of love of love is not hate it's indifference Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented....

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0Elie Elie Wiesel 1928 –   Romanian -born American writer and Nobel Prize winner; Auschwitz survivor The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. in U.S. News and World Report 27 October 1986 opposite of love of love is not hate it's indifference Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented....

Wiesel, Elie(zer)

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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222 words

..., Elie(zer) ( 1928–2016 ) Romanian-born US chronicler of the Holocaust, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 . Born at Sighet in Romania, Wiesel managed to survive both Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Having moved to Paris in 1945 , he studied at the Sorbonne, before emigrating to the USA in 1956 , and became a naturalized American citizen in 1963 . From 1976 he was a professor at the University of Boston. Celebrated as a Jewish religious scholar, Wiesel was the author of nearly fifty books, including fifteen novels, two plays, and...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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55 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel  

(1928– )Romanian-born US chronicler of the Holocaust, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.Born at Sighet in Romania, Wiesel managed to survive both Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. ...
Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal  

Born on 31 December 1908 in Buczacz, Galicia (part of modern-day western Ukraine), Simon Wiesenthal was a Holocaust survivor who devoted his post–World War II life to raising world consciousness ...
Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa  

Lech Walesa's contributions to furthering human rights have been widely recognized: among numerous awards and honors, he was awarded the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize. Walesa earned international ...
Wiesel, Eliezer

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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2010
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Philosophy
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...Robert M. Elie Wiesel: Messenger to All Humanity (Notre Dame, Ind., 1983). Cargas, Harry James , ed. Telling the Tale: A Tribute to Elie Wiesel (St. Louis, Missouri, 1993). Estess, Ted L. Elie Wiesel (New York, 1980). Franciosi, Robert ed. Elie Wiesel: Conversations (Jackson, Miss., 2002). Greenberg, Irving, and Alvin Rosenfeld, eds. Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel (Bloomington, Ind., 1978). Patterson, David . In Dialog and Dilemma with Elie Wiesel (Wakefield, N.H., 1991). Rittner, Carol ed. Elie Wiesel: Between Memory...

Ani Maʾamin

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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...Maʾamin (Heb., ‘I believe’). A short Jewish creed of unknown authorship. It is based on Maimonides ' principles of the Jewish faith ( articles of faith ), and dates back at least to the 15th cent. More particularly, it is the title of Elie Wiesel's cantata, for which see the HOLOCAUST...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...company. Hill and Wang bought Wyn ’s book and drama list and launched their new firm with Dramabooks, *trade paperback editions of *plays . They developed distinguished lists in American history, African American writing, and Holocaust literature, publishing Elie Wiesel ’s Night ( 1960 ) and Gerda Klein ’s All But My Life ( 1958 ). The firm was acquired by *Farrar, Straus, & Giroux in 1971 , and purchased by *Holtzbrinck in 1995 . Beth E....

Shalom-Of-Safed

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

...15¾ × 9¾ ins/40 × 25 cm) USD 2,640 Tel Aviv, 30 June 1994 : Descending towards Egypt (gouache, 19½ × 13¼ ins/49.5 × 33.5 cm) USD 2,875 New York, 10 Oct 1996 : Garden of Eden (gouache and Indian ink/paper, 19½ × 13½ ins/49.5 × 34.3 cm) USD 2,875 Bibliography Wiesel, Elie / Doron, Daniel : Images from the Bible: the Paintings of Shalom of Safed , Overlook Press, New York, 1980. Die Naive, aufbruch ins verlorene paradies , exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus, Vienna, 2001 (text in German and...

Holocaust, Shoʾah

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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...religion ), and for that purpose, Jewish rituals, festivals, observances, etc., are vital. 6 Elie Wiesel has offered an equally radical assessment of the Jewish tradition and belief in God. His sequence of three novels, moving from Night , to Dawn to Day ( Le Jour , given the Eng. title, The Accident ), marks the transition from the God-infused world which Wiesel had known as a child (born in 1928 in a Hungarian shtetl), through the camps (of which Wiesel was a survivor) where the search for God continues, to the world in which that God is dead: it is...

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