Local News Update

by Michael vick, Anthony boels, Tyler moody, Caleb painter

Elie Wiesel's Hometown before the Holocaust

Elie Wiesel's Hometown was in Transylvania. The region was claimed by Hungary and Romania. He grew up in the close-knit Jewish community of sighet. At this time 500,000 Jews were in Hungary.

Elie Wiesel's Hometown after the Holocaust

Now there are only 100,000 Jews in Sighet today. Now there is ten museums about the holocaust there today.