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One on One
Elie Wiesel
Riz meets the novelist, humanitarian, political activist, and Holocaust survivor.
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2007 15:05 GMT
Elie Wiesel with Riz Khan
Elie Wiesel is a world-renowned Romanian-Hungarian Jewish novelist, philosopher, humanitarian, political activist, and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of over 40 books, the most famous of which, Night, is a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust.
 
Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel has delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.
 
This episode of One on One aired on 04 August 2007.
 
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