Heart-bypass surgery was an ordeal but it gave Elie Wiesel a book topic. "Open Heart" was written in French and is now being published in English. Mr. Wiesel, 84, survived the Holocaust and won the Nobel Peace Prize. (Associated Press)

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Heart-bypass surgery was an ordeal but it gave Elie Wiesel a book topic. "Open Heart" was written in French and is now being published in English. Mr. Wiesel, 84, survived the Holocaust and won the Nobel Peace Prize. (Associated Press)