Beacon Journal staff


KENT: Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel will speak at the second Kent State Presidential Speaker Series at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent campus.



Tickets go on sale beginning Friday at www.kent.edu/ElieWiesel. Tickets are $50 for preferred seating, $20 for general admission, $15 for group tickets of 10 or more and $10 for Kent State faculty and staff. There will be 1,500 free tickets available to KSU students.



Wiesel was deported with his Romanian family to Auschwitz at age 15 in 1943. His mother and younger sister died there. He and his father were transported to Buchenwald, where his father died shortly before the camp was liberated in 1945.



After the war, Wiesel became a journalist and wrote his memoir of his experiences in Night in 1956. He has worked on behalf of oppressed people for much of his life and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.



He taught at the City University of New York, Yale University and Boston University.



For more details, go to www.kent.edu/ElieWiesel.