Elie Wiesel





Elie Wiesel


Born
in Sighet, Romania
September 30, 1928

Died
July 02, 2016

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Eliezer Wiesel was a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He was the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel has delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.

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“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.”
Elie Wiesel

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
Elie Wiesel

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”
Elie Wiesel

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March 2015 New School Classic Poll

Which book should we choose for our March 2015 New School group read?

1925, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, 194 pages
 
  11 votes, 23.4%

 
  7 votes, 14.9%

 
  4 votes, 8.5%

1959, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, 311 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.5%

 
  4 votes, 8.5%

1938, The Long Valley by John Steinbeck, 142 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

1959, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, 204 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

1921, The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, 274 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1944, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1957, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 304 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1958, Night by Elie Wiesel, 115 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1981, Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark, 217 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1902, The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason, 284 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1905, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 351 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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