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Elie Wiesel has become an international celebrity. His claim to fame is his book Night. The book tells his story as a young boy in concentration camps where he witnessed horrors unimaginable. He managed to barely survive the massacre of the Jewish race. Afterwards he came to America and started a new life for himself. Wiesel grew up in the town of Sighet in Romania. He had a very good childhood up until the Germans came into his country and the city was placed in quarantine. He and his family were rounded up and forced to live in the small Ghetto inside the city where all of the Jewish population was forced to go.
He was later shipped off to Auschwitz concentration camp. He never saw his mother or sisters again. He and his father stayed together. His father felt deathly ill and died only a short while before the Russian army liberated the camp. He was sent to France where he spent the rest of his teenage years in an orphanage. Here he learned the French language and later published his memoirs. The book became a phenomenon and still continues to affect people.