Elie Wiesel.
• September 30, 1928, born Eliezer Wiesel in Romania
• May 1944, 15 year old Wiesel and his family deported to Auschwitz
• 1945, SS units evacuate Auschwitz in January. Elie is liberated with the arrival of US troops in April
• 1949, visits Jerusalem for the first time
• 1956, Wiesel’s first book, in Yiddish, Un di velt hot geshvign (“And the World Has Remained Silent”). It is considered by some to be the most powerful literary expression of the Holocaust
• 1986, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
• July 2, 2016, died 4 years ago today
May his memory be a blessing