#ElieWiesel The helpless teenager who lost his parents and a sister in the Holocaust became a one-man reminder of the imperative to confront evil, defending everyone from Soviet Jews, to Cambodian refugees, to victims of African famine [VIDEO]

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.

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1 Response to #ElieWiesel The helpless teenager who lost his parents and a sister in the Holocaust became a one-man reminder of the imperative to confront evil, defending everyone from Soviet Jews, to Cambodian refugees, to victims of African famine [VIDEO]

  1. The Smiling Pilgrim says:

    A great man in many ways :)

    Like

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