Mr. Elie Wiesel was only fifteen when he was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp with his family, of which he was the only member to survive. He was taken care of by the French organisation "l'Oeuvre au secours aux enfants" in 1945, and studied philosophy at La Sorbonne. He became US citizen in 1963 and was appointed to the chair of Human Sciences at the Boston University.
Fervent supporter of the human rights, Elie Wiesel was awarded numerous prizes for his books and political commitment.
We are particularly proud to have Mr. Elie Wiesel support our project by accepting to join the members of our Patronage committee.