By Katie Reilly
July 2, 2016

Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor who served as a voice for millions and prominently drove attention toward that and other mass atrocities in the 20th century, died Saturday at the age of 87. Wiesel was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

At the time, the Nobel committee said he had “emerged as one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression and racism continue to characterize the world.”

Below is the speech Wiesel gave while accepting the prize in Oslo on Dec. 10, 1986.

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