WINDY CITY TIMES
||Skokie's Illinois Holocaust museum to hold Wiesel tribute
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Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center plans to host a special commemorative event in memory of Elie Wiesel, who was an Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor, author, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner.
The event will take place Thursday, July 14, 6:30— 7:30 p.m., 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie.
Wiesel died recently at age 87. Wiesel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, recounted his family being sent to the Nazi concentration camps in his first book, Night, published in 1955. Night has sold more than 6 million copies.
Wiesel was born in 1928 in Romania, was forced in 1944 into Auschwitz and saw he saw his father, mother and younger sister die during the Holocaust. In 2006, he returned to Auschwitz with Oprah Winfrey.
His work as a human-rights activist also earned him the Congressional Gold Medal of Achievement and the Medal of Liberty Award.
See ILHolocaustMuseum.org/Wiesel .
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