Elie Wiesel in Toledo on Thursday

Elie Wiesel - Edward Shapiro Distinguished Lecture Series

Sponsored by The University of Toledo's College of Arts and Sciences Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Student Union Auditorium
  • No tickets are required - the presentation is free and open to the public
  • Doors open at 7 p.m. with overflow seating available
  • Free parking is available in Area 10 near the Glass Bowl or Area 5 near Savage Hall

Elie Wiesel is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, and political activist.

After being freed from Auschwitz by Allied troops, Wiesel moved to Paris and published his first book in 1958, Night , a memoir of his experiences in the concentration camps. It was followed by Dawn (1961) and Day (1962), as well as more than 30 other non-fiction and fiction works about his experiences, the Jewish people, and Israel.

Wiesel now lives in New York City and is the W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.