Elie Wiesel Analytical Essay by Writer

Elie Wiesel
A look at the life of Elie Wiesel - holocaust survivor, Noble Prize winner and writer.
# 6468 | 710 words | 2 sources | MLA | 1998 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in History (European - World Wars)

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A focus on the horrific experiences that Elie Wiesel went through as a child and how this impacted on his writing and outlook on life. The writer shows how he is known to be an inspiration of survival and optimism.

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"Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet and grew up in Romania with his parents and three sisters in the 1930's. In 1939, World War II broke out and this changed their lives forever. When Elie was fifteen, he and his family were taken from their home by the Gestapo who had occupied Romania. They were first sent to Auschwitz, in Poland, where his younger sister and mother were killed in the gas chambers. His two older sisters were separated from the family and taken elsewhere. Wiesel and his father were transported to Buchanwald, Germany, where his father died from hunger and disease. After three months, the U.S. Army liberated Buchanwald and Elie was rescued. He was now sixteen years old. Elie did not speak or write about his experiences for ten years. (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). "As an adult, he used the memories of his terrifying teenage years to try to ensure that such a catastrophe would never happen again." (Schuman, 11). He has written books, and taught at colleges about his experiences and continues to do these things today."

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