Biography of Elie Wiesel Essay

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Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in the town of Sighet in Transylvania, which is located in Romania. His parents, Shlomo Wiesel and Sarah Feig had three other children not including Elie. The three other siblings were his sisters Hilda, Bea, Tsiporah. Wiesel and his family primarily were an Orthodox Jewish family. When he was very young he started to study Hebrew and the Bible. He mostly focused on his religious studies. According to the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, “He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz.” During the time they spent at Auschwitz, Elie’s mother and younger sister didn’t make it, but his two older sisters were fortunate enough to survive. “Elie and his…show more content…
Elie Wiesel fought against indifferences mainly which lead to him and his wife creating an organization most reputably as The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He called attention mostly to when the Holocaust happened and what they endured while being in there and he also would travel to various countries speaking out on his beliefs and why it wasn't right to have done that to humans. The Holocaust simply just ignored human rights completely without any consideration at all for the people affected by it. According to Humanitarians and Reformers, "no one has more vividly conveyed the horrors of the Holocaust or gone more deeply into its implications." Even though he wrote mostly about Jewish suffering that isn't his only concern all of human suffering is. "This has taken him not only to the Soviet Union to give moral support to Soviet Jews and to work for their right of emigration but to African and Latin American countries to intercede for victims of injustice and brutality" (Humanitarians and Reformers). The Western Jews were the Jews who did not wish to speak out, but to remain silent. While as the Soviet Jews were the ones who didn't remain silent they spoke out on the hardships they endured and let the world know what truly happened. Elie Wiesel took fighting indifference and the results the Holocaust had left to the sufferers, and made them into books and he also would speak on the
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