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Illinois Holocaust Museum event to honor Elie Wiesel

The Illinois Holocaust Museum is planning a special event to honor the life of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.
Elie Wiesel

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Holocaust Museum is planning a special event to honor the life of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

Read More: Holocaust survivor, ‘Night’ author Elie Wiesel died at 87 

The program is scheduled for July 14 at the museum and education center in Skokie. It will chronicle Wiesel’s life and accomplishments and include a dramatic reading of his book “Night,” which tells the harrowing story of his internment at Auschwitz as a teenager.

Wiesel’s death was announced Saturday. He was 87.

Museum CEO Susan Abrams says Wiesel “fought hatred, prejudice and indifference with a sense of urgency, and moral and intellectual leadership.” She syas he galvanized Holocaust survivors to speak out, and “compelled world leaders to take action.”

The program is on Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  It is free with museum admission. Reservations are required. Click here to see more information about the event.