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ELIE (AY-lee)

Romanian-born Nazi concentration camp survivor, author, and activist

Common clues: Romanian novelist Wiesel; Writer Wiesel; Essayist Wiesel; Nobelist Wiesel; "Night" author Wiesel; Nobel laureate Wiesel

Crossword puzzle frequency: 6 times a year

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I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory. ~ Elie Wiesel

Eliezer Wiesel (born September 30, 1928) is a Holocaust survivor, a world-renowned author, and a political activist. He is the author of over forty books, the most famous of which, Night, serves as a testimony to his experiences during the Holocaust. In 1986, Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called Wiesel 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. Wiesel lives in the United States, teaches at Boston University and serves as the Chairman of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

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