Elie Wiesel's older sisters, Hilda and Beatrice, survived their internment at the Auschwitz concentration camp, met Wiesel after the camps were liberated and eventually immigrated to North America. Wiesel's younger sister, Tzipora, died in Auschwitz.
Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet (now Sighetu Marmației), Maramureș, in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. His parents were Sarah Feig and Shlomo Wiesel. At home, Wiesel's family spoke Yiddish most of the time, but also German, Hungarian, and Romanian. Wiesel's mother, Sarah, was the daughter of Dodye Feig, a celebrated Vizhnitz Hasid and farmer from a nearby village.
Tzipora was 7 years old when she died at Auschwitz concentration camp, in Poland. It is believed she and her mother died in the gas chamber sometime upon their arrival to Poland in 1945. Tzipora was the younger sister of famed author, Holocaust survivor, and 1986 Noble Peace Prize Winner, Elie Wiesel. He wrote the...
Elie Wiesel's Sisters: Beatrice ("Bea"), Hilda, and Tzipora Wiesel Elie's older sisters, Beatrice and Hilda, survived the war. He reunited with them at a French orphanage. Beatrice eventually ...
In 2006, Oprah and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel walked the grounds of Auschwitz together. Still, there's one thing Elie didn't share with Oprah—or anyone—until now. Watch as Elie opens up ...
Elie Wiesel's sisters from oldest to youngest when he was a child are Hilda (Oldest), Bea, and Tzipora (Youngest). Hlida is the oldest sibling followed by Bea, then Elie, and finally Tzipora.
Elie Wiesel’s failure to correct and clarify details of his family history (especially birth and death dates of his parents, sisters and other close relatives), and of the writing and publication of Un di Velt and La Nuit, mirrors his refusal to show the number A-7713 that he says is tattooed on his left arm.
Elie Wiesel's sisters from oldest to youngest when he was a child are Hilda (Oldest), Bea, and Tzipora (Youngest). Hlida is the oldest sibling followed by Bea, then Elie, and finally Tzipora. Elie ...
In 2006, Oprah and Elie Wiesel walked the grounds of Auschwitz together. Still, there's one thing Elie didn't share with Oprah, or anyone, until now. Watch as Elie opens up for the first time about the remembrance of his little sister he carries in his pocket.
The pall of tragedy hangs over the entire novel, however. Even as early as the work’s dedication, “In memory of my parents and my little sister, Tzipora,” Wiesel makes it evident that Eliezer will be the only significant character in the book who survives the war.