Elie Wiesel

By: Samarth Patel

Introduction:

My topic is Elie Wiesel.He was born on September 30, 1928.He was born in Sighet.Sighet is in Transylvania which is now Romania.He survived the Holocaust

Family

He had a father named Shlomo , and a mother named Sarah.He had three sisters named Hilda, Tzipora ,and Beatrice. He also has a wife and a kid. His wifes name is Marion and his sons name is Shlomo.

Facts

Elie Wiesel is known for several things. One thing is that in 1985 he was awarded the congressional gold medal by President Ronald Reagan. Another thing is that he won the Nobel prize in 1986. Last but not least in 2010 he was presented the National Humanities medal by President Obama.

Quote

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Works Cited

-Jewishvirtuallibrary.org- American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise -Elie Wiesel Memoirs

Bio

Samarth Patel Mrs.Moen 7th period March 16, 2015