NEW YORK — Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is being remembered at a private service in New York City.
Family and friends were gathering Sunday morning at Fifth Avenue Synagogue in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City.
A hearse was seen outside the Orthodox Jewish synagogue and mourners were arriving around 10 a.m. Among them was former national director of the Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman. Wiesel and his wife Marion were honored by the League with the Jabotinsky Award Courageous Jewish Leadership in 2013.
Wiesel shared the harrowing story of his internment at Auschwitz as a teenager through his classic memoir “Night,” one of the most widely read and discussed books of the 20th century.
Wiesel’s death was announced Saturday. He was 87.