Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, author and activist Elie Wiesel died Saturday at the age of 87.
For more than a half-century, he voiced his passionate beliefs to world leaders, celebrities and general audiences in the name of victims of violence and oppression.
Wiesel lived in New York and commuted to Boston University for almost three decades, teaching philosophy, literature and Judaic studies.
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