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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel
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Miriam Baker, born 1939
Elie Wiesel, 30 Sep 1928 - 2 Jul 2016
2007 cast from 2001 original
Without Base: 57.2 x 40 x 31.8cm (22 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 12 1/2")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Miriam and Arthur Baker
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© 2001, Miriam Baker
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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.
Miriam [b. 1939] and Arthur Baker; gift to NPG 2007
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