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Correction secured to BBC Persian article about Elie Wiesel

At the beginning of July we noted here that a BBC Persian article concerning the death of Elie Wiesel included an inaccurate claim.

“The final paragraph of that article tells readers that in 2014, during the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Elie Wiesel accused Israel of committing genocide in the Gaza Strip. 185 more words




“Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. 458 more words


RIP Elie Wiesel 1928-2016

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” (Night)

According to the Nobel Prize committee, who awarded him the Peace Prize in 1986, Elie Wiesel was “The Messenger to Mankind.” His experiences as a Holocaust survivor meant he had the worst messages imaginable about his species, but he delivered them with grace, and he lived an exemplary life as an activist, writer and intellectual. 274 more words

Elie Wiesel

Reflections on Elie Wiesel and the Legacy of Holocaust Survivors

Ron Berger —

Last month Elie Wiesel passed away at the age of 87 years. The death of the author of Night, one of the most widely read memoirs of the Holocaust, as well as more than 40 other books, may at one time be viewed symbolically as marking the passing of a generation of Holocaust survivors. 3,310 more words

Culture And Society

What I learned from Professor Elie Wiesel

A month ago Elie Wiesel died: Holocaust survivor, activist, writer, storyteller, teacher, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and my former professor.

When I read the headline, my stomach dropped. 714 more words

Monday Book Club (On Tues)

This week we are talking about Dawn by Elie Wiesel. A few weeks ago I read Night and LOVED it. I have to say, I did not feel the same passion with this book as I did Night. 285 more words


Remembrance as Resistance

“Jews felt that to forget constituted a crime against memory as well as against justice:  whoever forgets becomes the executioner’s accomplice.  The executioner kills twice, the second time when he tries to erase the traces of his crimes, the evidence of his cruelty.”

–Elie Wiesel, The Oath

Jewish Tradition