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Elie Wiesel is Born

September 30, 1928

Elie is 15 years old when his town is forced into Auschwitz

1944

Reunited with Hilda and Bea (his sisters) by accident

1945

Elie's father dies of starvation and dysentry

January 29, 1945

US troops liberate Elie Wiesel at the Buchenwald concentration camp

April 11, 1945

During an interveiw with Francois Mauriac, Elie is persuaded to start writing

1954

Elie writes his first book about his experiances of concentration camp

1958

Elie becomes an american citizan

1963

Returned to Sighet

1964

Elie Recieves the Jewish Heritage Award

1975

Elie Recieves the Holocaust Memorial Award

1975

Appointed chairman of the President's Commission of the Holocaust

1978

Awarded Cogressional Gold Medal of Achievement

1985

Elie wins the Noble Peace for Peace

1986

Elie publishes memoirs

1995

Elie Wiesel travels back to Auschwitz with Oprah

2006