Activist and writer Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and life-long voice for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world, has died at age 87.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Wiesel as a “master of words.”
“(He) gave expression through his exceptional personality, and fascinating books about the victory of the human spirit over cruelty and evil. In the darkness of the Holocaust in which our brothers and sisters – six million – were murdered, Elie Wiesel was a ray of light and greatness of humanity who believed in the good in man,” Netanyahu said.
“I was privileged to know Elie and to learn so much from him.”