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~ ~ Wiesel thought of God before and during the Holocaust as both the protector and punisher of the Jewish people.

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Elie Wiesel | Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

This is what we have learned from Auschwitz and from the writings of Elie Wiesel.
Appointed as the first Chair of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust in 1976, Wiesel initiated Days of Remembrance, the United States’ annual commemoration of the Holocaust. At the Day of Remembrance ceremony in 2003, he spoke of the importance of commemoration: ‘All the rivers run to the sea, days come and go, generations vanish, others are born...What does one do with the memory of agony and suffering?…To remember means to lend an ethical dimension to all endeavors and aspirations.’

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For a decade after the Holocaust, he kept silent about his experiences, until a French journalist, François Mauriac, persuaded him to write. The result was Night, his acclaimed memoir, published for the first time in French in 1958. The book has been translated into over 30 languages and Wiesel went on to write over 60 books, fiction and non-fiction.

 

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Alongside his work on Holocaust commemoration, Wiesel spoke out on behalf of Soviet Jews, victims of apartheid, victims of famine in Africa and victims of genocide in Cambodia, Bosnia and Darfur, amongst others. He was a Professor at Boston University and with his wife he established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.


Also, according to that “expert,” whose name I will not mention because more fame he does not need from me, although Shmuley Boteach takes him down in a brilliant rebuttal – Wiesel was privately resentful about the apathy; the lack of understanding in regards to the Holocaust from the world at large and from the Jewish world in particular.


Elie Wiesel - Jewish Virtual Library

World renowned author and activist Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, took out full page ads in major American newspapers to express his views on the city of Jerusalem. Here are his words as published in The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal on April 16, 2010 and in The New York Times on April 18, 2010:

How can the answer be improved?

Some people have too much time on their hands and so it was that one particular intellectual thought it was time to bring down Elie Wiesel a peg or two.

Elie Wiesel - Writer - Biography

At the White House lecture, Wiesel was introduced by Hillary Clinton who stated, "It was more than a year ago that I asked Elie if he would be willing to participate in these Millennium Lectures...I never could have imagined that when the time finally came for him to stand in this spot and to reflect on the past century and the future to come, that we would be seeing children in Kosovo crowded into trains, separated from families, separated from their homes, robbed of their childhoods, their memories, their humanity."

Elie Wiesel was just 15 years old when he was sent to Auschwitz

Wiesel was liberated by American troops in April 1945. After the war, he moved to Paris and became a journalist then later settled in New York. Since 1976, he has been Andrew Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University. He has received numerous awards and honors including the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was also the Founding Chair of the United States Holocaust Memorial. Wiesel has written over 40 books including , a harrowing chronicle of his Holocaust experience, first published in 1960.

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In the summer of 1944, as a teenager in Hungary, Elie Wiesel, along with his father, mother and sisters, were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz extermination camp in occupied Poland. Upon arrival there, Wiesel and his father were selected by SS Dr. Josef Mengele for slave labor and wound up at the nearby Buna rubber factory.