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Obama, Elie Wiesel collaborating on book

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Now that President Barack Obama has shaken off a challenge by Republican Mitt Romney and secured a second term in the White House, he apparently has lots of time on his hands. Time enough, anyway, to collaborate on a book with noted Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

According to news reports from Israel, the president was a student at Occidental College when he first heard Wiesel speak. They bonded years later, during the president's visit to the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp, where Wiesel has been interned. Now they occasionally meet or dine together.

Wiesel, 84, was short on details of the book, simply saying that it was a "book of two friends."

Wiesel's most noted book is the haunting memoir "Night." Obama has written of his own life, as well, in "Dreams from My Father." 

 

 

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