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Elie Wiesel remembered at private service

Associated Press Associated Press 4/07/2016

Holocaust activist and writer Elie Wiesel has been remembered at a private service in Manhattan.

Family and friends gathered and praised the endurance and eloquence of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and mourned him as one of the last first-hand witnesses to the Nazis' atrocities.

Millions first learned about the Holocaust through Wiesel, who began publishing in the 1950s, a time when memories of the Nazis' atrocities were raw and repressed.

He shared the harrowing story of his internment at Auschwitz as a teenager through his classic memoir Night, one of the most widely read and discussed books of the 20th century.

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