Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Elie Wiesel, who documented his experience of the Holocaust in the best-selling memoir "Night" and went on to become an influential author and Nobel Peace Prize winner, died Saturday at the age of 87.

Wiesel's death was first reported by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and confirmed on Twitter by Israel's Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem.

Born in Romania in 1928, Wiesel wrote extensively about his experiences in the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Buna during World War II. "Night", first published in English in 1960, would go on to be translated into 30 languages and sell six million copies in the United States alone. 

In all, Wiesel wrote 57 books and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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