July 2016: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 87
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 87
- Elie Wiesel, the famous author and holocaust survivor dies at the age of 87 in his home in Manhattan on July 2, 2016. Wiesel was known for his book Night, which tells of his horrifying experiences in the Nazi concentration camps of WWII. During his lifetime Wiesel was a humanitarian, an activist, and a professor at Boston University. He helped establish the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., along with many other accomplishments. In his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Elie Wiesel gave this call to action: "Whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation, take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
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