Wiesel's novels, plays, retellings of biblical stories, and collections of Hasidic tales have focused on the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. The autobiographical novel Night (1958) recounts the horrors he witnessed as a death camp inmate it and two subsequent novels about concentration camp survivors, Dawn (1960) and The Accident (1961), comprise the Night Trilogy. Later works include A Jew Today (1978), The Fifth Son (1985), and The Judges (2002). For his efforts on behalf of other oppressed peoples, he won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
See his memoirs All Rivers Run to the Sea (1995) and And the Sea Is Never Full (1999) his Memoir in Two Voices (with F. Mitterrand, 1996) studies by R. M. Brown (1984) and M. Berenbaum (1987).
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