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Social Studies High School

Elie Wiesel's 'Night'

Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 to very religious Jewish parents. But in 1944 World War II came to his hometown and he and has family were put in cattle cars headed for concentration camps as prisoners of Adolph Hitler. He never saw his family again. Years later, in 1960, he wrote a memoir called “Night” about his time in the camp. Maybe more than any other survivor of the Holocaust, Wiesel became the memory of the genocide and a champion of fighting indifference. Listen to this story to understand Wiesel’s sphere of influence.

US History II World War II Religion

Story Length: 8:22

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AIR DATE: 02/10/2014

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