A Brief Biography of Elie Wiesel

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“Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes”. Elie Wiesel was born September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania; immigrated to the United States, 1956 naturalized U.S. citizen, 1963. Attended Sorbonne, University of Paris, 1948-51. He was a Jewish journalist and academic. In the spring of 1944, the Nazis entered the Transylvanian village of Sighet, Romania, until then a relvatively safe and peaceful enclave in the middle of a war- torn continent. They got all the women on one side and all the men on the other. People got seprated from they family and had to get there head shaved bald. They did it to know if they are Jewish . They had to get a ID code number tattoo on there body. They six main extermination camps- Maidanek (50,000 killed), Belzec (550,000 killed), Chelmno (150,000 killed), Sobibor (200,000 killed), Treblinka (800,000 killed) and Auschwitz (1,000,000 killed). Altogether 2,750,000 Jewish people killed. Half of the time they got evacuated to other camps and died. Among those forced to leave their homes was fifteen- year- old Elie Wiesel. Wiesel was herded onto a train bound for Birkenau and was crowded Jewish families into a ghettos surrounded by walls topped with broken glass and barbed wire, the reception center for the infamous death camp Auschwitz. They had a lot of drafts to kill people. The ones that got killed was the ones that couldn’t do anything and was on they last leg. How they got killed was bad, it

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