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, passed away

May his memory be a blessing