Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Holocaust Survivor and 'Night' Author, Dies at 87

July 2, 2016 8:15 PM

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Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Holocaust Survivor and 'Night' Author, Dies at 87

Elie Wiesel, the prolific Nobel Peace Prize laureate whose poignant memoir about surviving Nazi concentration camps became standard reading for children around the globe, has died. He was 87.

Wiesel's grandson Elisha Wiesel confirmed the author had died, and said his family is observing Shabbat and has requested privacy at the moment.

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