Bust of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Completed

Elie Wiesel is international recognized as a writer, teacher, and human rights activist.   Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986, his other awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the U.S. Congress Congressional Gold Medal.

The author of over fifty books, his book Night, documenting his personal experience of the Nazi death camps, is required reading for students around the globe.  He is Founding Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and recently received their highest award, The Inaugural United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Award.  In order to honor Wiesel’s extraordinary vision and moral stature, which not only created the Museum but inspired a worldwide movement of Holocaust remembrance and education the award will henceforth be named the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Elie Wiesel Award.

Along with his wife Marion, the Wiesels have established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality.

For more information: Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

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