OWN Remembers Elie Wiesel by Re-Airing Interviews with Oprah

Elie Wiesel Harpo Inc./George Burns
Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel in Auschwitz, Poland

In memory of Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, OWN will present a special re-airing of Super Soul Sunday featuring an intimate conversation between Wiesel and Oprah Winfrey, followed by the historic 2006 interview, A Special Presentation: Oprah and Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz Death Camp.

The night that celebrates the life and legacy of the author and educator begins Thursday, July 7 at 9pm ET/PT and continues at 10pm ET/PT.

Born in Romania in 1928, Wiesel was 15 when he and his family were sent to Poland’s Auschwitz concentration camp. He and two of his sisters survived the ordeal, but his parents and younger sister perished. In 1958, Wiesel published his first book, Night, about his ordeal within the death camp’s walls. The book has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold millions of copies. Wiesel continued writing and educating, penning nearly 60 books on topics ranging from the Holocaust, to activism, peace and social justice. In 1986, Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; and he passed away on July 2 at the age of 87.

Watch poignant Super Soul Sunday clip when Winfrey asks: What do you think happens when we die?


Super Soul Sunday featuring Elie Wiesel > OWN > Thursday, July 7 at 9pm ET/PT
A Special Presentation: Oprah and Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz Death Camp > OWN > Thursday, July 7 at 10pm ET/PT