Elie Wiesel: An Extra­or­di­nary Life and Legacy

  • From the Publisher
May 4, 2018

Elie Wiesel (19282016) is best known as the author of Night, sur­vivor of Auschwitz and a pow­er­ful, endur­ing voice of the Holo­caust. A recip­i­ent of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom, he was a hero of human rights, pro­fes­sor and author of more than 50 books.

Among his accom­plish­ments, Wiesel co-found­ed Moment Mag­a­zine with Leonard Fein in 1975 to be a place of con­ver­sa­tion for Amer­i­ca’s Jews. For edi­tor-in-chief Nadine Epstein, he became a men­tor and friend after she took over the mag­a­zine in 2004.

In this beau­ti­ful vol­ume, Epstein shares her mem­o­ries of Wiesel and brings togeth­er 30 plus inter­views with friends, col­leagues and oth­ers who knew him – includ­ing Ted Kop­pel, Kati Mar­ton and Bernard Hen­ri-Levy – plus pho­tographs, speech­es and arti­cles to pro­vide a fuller under­stand­ing of who he was and his lega­cy. Includes an inter­view with Wiesel’s son Elisha and an after­word by Lord Rab­bi Jonathan Sacks.

A com­pan­ion book for Night (with dis­cus­sion ques­tions) and gift book for read­ers of all ages.

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