>> Activist and writer, Elie Wiesel, the influential Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner has died. Born in 1928, Wiesel wrote extensively of his imprisonment in Nazi death camps. Becoming the lifelong voice of millions of Holocaust victims, the author of over 50 books, Wiesel was a philosopher, speaker, playwright and professor who also campaigned for they tyrannized and forgotten around the world.
The Romanian born Wiesel lived by the credo expressed in Night, his landmark story of the holocaust. Quote, to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time. In awarding the Peace Prize in 1986, the Nobel committee praised Wiesel as a quote, messenger to mankind. And quote, one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression, and racism continue to characterize the world.