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In January 2006, Oprah traveled to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland with her personal hero, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

Professor Wiesel's Holocaust memoir Night is still on the best-seller's list as an Oprah's Book Club selection. "It's a must-read for every citizen, especially the young," Oprah says.

Night was also the inspiration for Oprah's National High School Essay Contest. Students across America answered this question: Why is Elie Wiesel's book Night relevant today?

Clemantine Wamariya was one of the winning high school students. For her, Night is a chilling reflection of her own life growing up in Rwanda.
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