Elie Wiesel

Nadav Award 2012 WInner

Elie Wiesel is widely acknowledged and decorated writer, journalist, and a Human Rights Activist.  After surviving the extermination camps, he began engaging in global action to commemorate the Holocaust and its lessons, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his achievements. Wiesel has authored numerous books that deal with the tragedy of the Jewish People in the twentieth century, as well as the Jewish heritage that was a central part of his childhood.

He was the Founding Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council until 1986, when he established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, whose goal is to fight against racism and intolerance through dialogue and education.