What political position did Elie Wiesel turn down?

Answer In October 2006, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel suggested that Eli Wiesel replace Moshe Katzav as president of Israel, according to Daniel McGowan, professor emeritus at Hobart and William Sm... Read More »

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What did Elie Wiesel do to make him famous?

Nazi concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel achieved fame in the 1960s as an author and Jewish activist. Wiesel's work led to many awards and appointments, including chairman of the United States... Read More »

What did Elie Wiesel win the Nobel Peace Prize for?

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Elie Wiesel the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for bringing a message of "peace, atonement and human dignity" to the world through his writing. Egil Aarvik called W... Read More »

What was the original title of the book"night"by elie wiesel?

The original title of Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoir "Night" was "And the World Has Remained Silent" ("Un di Velt Hot Geshvign"). Wiesel revised the original 1956 book for its release as "Night" ("... Read More »

What nobel peace prize did elie wiesel receive in 1986?

Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for his work as Chairman of "The President's Commission on the Holocaust." The same year, he and his wife Marion established The Elie Wiesel Foundation... Read More »