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Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

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Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and author of his memoir “Night” about being a teenager in Auschwitz Concentration Camp, has passed away at age 87.

“Yad Vashem mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel-Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, renowned author,” the research center said in a statement Saturday.

He died at his home in Manhattan.

Wiesel, a Romanian-born writer, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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