Memoirs 1969 -
In the first volume of his memoirs, 'All Rivers Run to The Sea', Elie Wiesel recounted how he was born in Hungarian Roumania in 1928 and how, when he was fifteen, he and his family were taken to Auschwitz, and then on to Buchenwald concentration camp, where his parents and eight-year-old sister were killed. Of the 750,000 Hungarian Jews deported to camps in the years 1944 - 5, only a few thousand survived to be liberated, including the young Elie Wiesel.
In this second volume, we meet Wiesel the Witness and Humanitarian Campaigner: how he highlighted the plight of Soviet Jewry and of the dissidents of the communist system generally; the development of his friendships with the prime ministers and presidents of Israel, the United States and France; his tireless championing of the rights of the oppressed in Bosnia, the Soviet Union and Africa; his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2000
- 153 x 234mm