Obama Writing Book With Elie Wiesel

Holocaust survivor says it will be 'book of two friends'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Obama Writing Book With Elie Wiesel
President Barack Obama embraces Elie Wiesel as Wiesel's wife, Marion Erster Rose watches ar right, after Obama spoke at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Monday, April 23, 2012.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Now that President Obama has been re-elected, he might have a little more time for another big project: Writing a book with Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel. Wiesel, who wrote about his time in Auschwitz in his memoir Night, says they are writing "a book of two friends," the Guardian reports, citing Haaretz. Obama first saw Wiesel, 84, when the author lectured at his college; they became friends in 2009 while visiting Buchenwald together and now occasionally have dinner together. Wiesel has written more than 50 books. (More President Obama stories.)

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