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    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Dies at Age 87 

    He said he was just a witness. But Romanian-born Elie Wiesel, who died Saturday in his Manhattan home, did much more than experience the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Jewish teenager. He campaigned tirelessly to assure mankind would never forget the Holocaust while advocating for victims of persecution everywhere. Wiesel authored several dozen books, including the 1960 death camp memoir Night, and in 1986 won the Nobel Peace Prize, in part  for believing that “the forces fighting evil in the world can be victorious.”

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