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Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was born on September 30 1928 in a small town of Sighet in Romania where people of different languages and religions have lived side by side for centuries sometimes peacefully sometimes in bitter conflict The region has long been claimed by both Hungary and Romania and in the 20th century has changed hands repeatedly a hostage to the fortunes of war Elie Wiesel grew up in the close-knit Jewish community of Sighet While the family spoke Yiddish at home they read newspapers and conducted their grocery business in German Hungarian or Romanian as the occasion demanded Ukrainian Russian and other languages were also widely spoken in the town Elie began religious studies in classical Hebrew almost as soon as he could speak The young boys life centered entirely on his religious studies He loved the mystical tradition and folk tales of the Hassidic sect of Judaism to which his mothers family belonged His father though religious encouraged the boy to study the modern Hebrew language and concentrate on his secular studies The first years of World War II left Sighet relatively untouched Although the village changed hands from Romania to Hungary the Wiesel family believed they were safe from the persecutions suffered by Jews in Germany and Poland The secure world of Wiesels childhood ended abruptly with the arrival of the Nazis in Sighet in 1944 The Jewish inhabitants of the village were deported en masse to concentration camps in Poland The 15 year-old boy was separated from his mother and sister immediately on arrival in Auschwitz He never saw them again He managed to remain with his father for the next year as they were worked almost to death starved beaten and shuttled from camp to camp on foot or in open cattle cars in driving snow without food proper shoes or clothing In the last months of the war Wiesels father succumbed to dysentery starvation exhaustion and
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