author and winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
Although he arrived in America without assistance from HIAS, Wiesel is recognized here for his past service on the HIAS Board of Directors and his continuing advocacy on behalf of the organization’s mission. His Holocaust memoir, Night, introduced him to a wide audience as an intellectual and writer. It has been translated into over thirty languages. Wiesel continues to act as a public intellectual, and is the winner of numerous humanitarian awards, including the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.