TIMES OF ISRAEL
Elie Wiesel, the survivor who endured, educated, was never silent, never gave up
by Verena Dobnik
July 2, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — The frail, dapper man who sometimes greeted reporters in his Madison Avenue office spoke in an almost hushed voice, but with urgency, his hands gesturing gently for emphasis. Elie Wiesel’s smile was wry, diffident, a thin facade over the sadness imprinted in the weary eyes and deep creases of a face that mirrored his brutal past.
The Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, who died Saturday at age 87, was an ongoing reminder of one man’s endurance of the Nazi Holocaust. His words, destined to last far into the future, are a testament to some of the most unfathomable atrocities in recorded history. READ MORE
Speaking at the opening of Yad Vashem’s new Holocaust History Museum, Elie Wiesel focuses upon the universal lessons that emerge from the Holocaust and the obligation to carry these messages to the world.