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Madness and Mysticism in Elie Weisel's "Twilight."

Writer and humanitarian Elie Weisel. Weisel won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize for his message of "peace and atonement and human dignity." A concentration camp survivor, he has been the most impassioned and poetic supporter of efforts to memorialize the six million Jews who died in Hitler's death camps. He is author of 24 works, including Night and Dawn. His latest work, a novel, is titled Twilight.

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Other segments from the episode on June 8, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 8, 1988: Interview with Elie Weisel; Review of the "Great Recordings of the Century" albums; Interview with Patricia Charbonneau; Commentary on American Sign Language.

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