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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel
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Artist
Miriam Baker, born 1939
Sitter
Elie Wiesel, 30 Sep 1928 - 2 Jul 2016
Date
2007 cast from 2001 original
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Without Base: 57.2 x 40 x 31.8cm (22 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 12 1/2")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Miriam and Arthur Baker
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© 2001, Miriam Baker
Object number
NPG.2007.224
Exhibition Label
Born Sighet, Romania
"Never again." Elie Wiesel embodied the necessity of bearing continual witness against the Holocaust so that future genocides might be prevented. Prisoner number A-7713, Wiesel survived the concentration camps and wrote a powerful memoir, Night (1960), in an attempt to convey the nightmare of the camps to the world. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, both for his testimony about the Holocaust and his work for peace and human dignity.
Provenance
Miriam [b. 1939] and Arthur Baker; gift to NPG 2007
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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