Elie Wiesel remembered at private service in New York

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A procession exits the Fifth Avenue Synagogue during the funeral for Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wieselon on July 3, 2016 in New York.   Mourners gathered in New York to bid farewell to Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace laureate hailed for his life's work of keeping alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during World War II. Wiesel died in New York on July 2, 2016 at age 87.  / AFP / KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

A procession exits the Fifth Avenue Synagogue during the funeral for Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wieselon on July 3, 2016 in New York.
Mourners gathered in New York to bid farewell to Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace laureate hailed for his life’s work of keeping alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during World War II. Wiesel died in New York on July 2, 2016 at age 87. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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