The commission, formally called the International Commission for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, came to be called the Wiesel Commission in Elie Wiesel's honor and due to his leadership.
Elie Wiesel has emerged as one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression, and racism continue to characterize the world.
Elie Wiesel was 15 years old at the time.
Wiesel and his wife, Marion, created the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace.
Elie Wiesel had three sisters, Hilda, Bйa, and Tzipora.
Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for speaking out against violence, repression, and racism.