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(vē′səl), Torsten Nils Born 1924.
Swedish-born American physiologist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for studies on the organization and function of the brain.
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Elie Wiesel lived through the ghettos, concentration camps and deplorable treatment that millions of other Jews experienced as the Holocaust.
Pienso que Elie Wiesel, y en particular su trilogia (La noche, El alba, El dia) debe ser leido en nuestro pais sumido en un remolino de violencia aguda, sistematica y no sistematica; en una violencia del aparato economico de todos contra todos; en un mundo del individualismo a ultranza; en la destruccion--esta si sistematica y planeada--de la capacidad de sentir, de amar, de religarnos en todos los sentidos: con uno mismo, con el mundo de la naturaleza, con los otros, con el Otro.
On occasion, Wiesel would speak of the necessity of madness.
While writing 'Night,' Wiesel always wondered if he had the right words for 'it.
Former foreign secretary and current president of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband tweeted: "Elie Wiesel told me that while the word refugee may not be popular, everyone needs refuge.
Wiesel was for war against Iraq when the case was not there for invading Iraq for the supposedly WMDs.
Wiesel was a philosopher, speaker, playwright and professor who also campaigned for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world.
The Holocaust survivor, author of Night , The Trial of God and 40 other works of literature , Wiesel was a highly respected voice on peace and human rights.
World leaders and eminent personalities remembered Wiesel for the role he played as a writer, speaker, human rights advocate and philosopher.
The letter, signed by 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors and sponsored by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, accuses Wiesel of "abuse of history" in order to justify Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip:
In their early lives it would have seemed unlikely that the paths of Primo Levi, an assimilated Sephardic Jew from Italy, and Elie Wiesel, an orthodox Hasid from Eastern Europe, might ever cross.
the amphitheater will fill with Chautauquans, who will have assembled to hear Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner, Holocaust survivor, speak on the subject of good and evil.