People: Dec. 22, 1986

A half-century ago, the coveted award was given in absentia to German Pacifist Carl von Ossietzky, a writer and opponent of Nazism who died shortly after being released from a concentration camp. Last week the son of a Jewish holocaust victim, himself a survivor of the death camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, accepted the same Nobel Prize for Peace in Oslo for his work as witness and human rights champion. Before he began his speech, Author- Philosopher Elie Wiesel recited a Jewish prayer of gratitude, but the awful echoes of the occasion all but overwhelmed him. Accompanied to the podium by...

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