Elie Wiesel’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

July 2, 2016

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death




The activist Elie Wiesel died at the age of 87 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Holocaust survivor whose best known work, Night, details his experiences in the Buna, Buchenwald, and Auschwitz concentration camps. He wrote nearly sixty books and won numerous honors, including the National Jewish Book Council Award for his 1963 work, The Town Beyond the Wall.

He had three siblings, two of whom did not survive the Holocaust. He and his wife, Marion, established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and they raised a son named Shlomo.



“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” (Elie Wiesel)


“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.” (Elie Wiesel)


“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” (Elie Wiesel)


“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” (Elie Wiesel)


“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” (Elie Wiesel)