Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

Jul 3, 2016, 1:52 AM |


"Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died.

His death was announced Saturday by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were immediately available. Wiesel was 87.

Wiesel shared his harrowing story of encampment at Auschwitz as a teenager through his classic memoir Night, one of the most widely read and discussed books of the 20th century."

Below - Wiesel pictured in the Buchwald Concentration Camp as it is liberated by Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army.  Wiesel is shown on the far right.