The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Elie Wiesel awarded Israel's Presidential Medal of Distinction
President Peres presented Elie Wiesel the award for Wiesel's work on tolerance and preserving memory of Shoah



Elie and Marion Wiesel receive the Theodor Herzl Award
The World Jewish Congress honored the Wiesels with the award for their lifetime achievements


2009 National Humanities Medal Awarded to Elie Wiesel

President Barack Obama presented the 2009 National Humanities Medals to eight Americans for their outstanding achievements in history, literature, cultural philanthropy, and museum leadership. Elie Wiesel was awarded for "his unwavering commitment to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and its victims. He has fostered compassion and understanding through his writing, his leadership, and his relentless advocacy for human rights."

The medals, first awarded in 1989, were presented during a ceremony in the East Wing of the White House. After the ceremony, the medalists and their families and friends joined the President and First Lady Michelle Obama in a reception in their honor.
-Washington D.C., February 25th, 2010

Elie Wiesel Renounces Hungarian Award in Protest at Nazi "Whitewash"
Nobel laureate condemns officials for honouring member of Hungary's second world war far-right parliament

Elie Wiesel to Hungary: Keep your Award
Elie Wiesel to Hungary: Keep your award

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