It is not surprising that CBC had a top headline on this fact.
But it is also not surprising to see that CBC failed to mention that Wiesel was exactly the opposite of a "humanitarian" when it came to Palestinians.
When it came to Palestinians he was no better that the racists and militarists that he claimed to denounce.
CBC only had this to say:
In awarding the Peace Prize in 1986, the Nobel Committee praised Wiesel as a "messenger to mankind" and "one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression and racism continue to characterize the world."
However the fact is that Wiesel made it clear that he would not criticize Jews. In his view when Jews commit massacres like Dier Yassien, of which he was fully aware, it was OK. He also published and broadcast numerous Zionist lies, and was as Norman Finkelstein noted, the virtual architect of the Holocaust Industry which asserts that because Jews suffered the Holocaust they deserve a free pass for all the human rights abuses they commit.
It seems Wiesel had great suffering in his personal life, but the salient fact is that it did not teach him to avoid espousing the same kinds of violence and racism of his tormentors. This failure is not a small flaw. Knowing the suffering of the abused, his willingness to support and promote the suffering of the Palestinians makes him a supremely flawed person, not perhaps deserving the honours that Zionists bestow on him and expect the rest of the world to echo.
But CBC would never say this.