Elie Wiesel, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, was 15 when the Nazis deported him, along with his family, from their home in Transylvania to Auschwitz. Losing both his parents and younger sister in the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel has made it his lifelong goal to teach the world about the Holocaust. The prize-winning author of more than 40 works of fiction and nonfiction, he has tried to capture in his writings the vibrant Jewish world that had existed before the war in addition to its destruction in the Holocaust. Speaking at the opening of Yad Vashem’s new Holocaust History Museum, Elie Wiesel focuses upon the universal lessons that emerge from the Holocaust and the obligation to carry these messages to the world.
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