Skip to comments.Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, has died
Posted on 07/02/2016 2:33:54 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
Activist and writer Elie Wiesel, the World War Two death camp survivor who won a Nobel Peace Prize for becoming the life-long voice of millions of Holocaust victims, has died, Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said on Saturday.
Wiesel, a philosopher, speaker, playwright and professor who also campaigned for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world, was 87.
The Romanian-born Wiesel lived by the credo expressed in "Night," his landmark story of the Holocaust - "to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time."
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."
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Reading his book “Night” was one of the most powerful experiences in literature.
Night. I need to read that.
Agreed. He was a leftie, but...someone goes though what he did, well...he gets to choose.
His writing of that book was his unforgettable contribution.
When I saw that he had passed, My immediate thought was that he was probably in his nineties. He was a great man for going after Eichmann and pursuing the other Nazi fugitives like Mengele.
He spoke at a Tea Party rally we attended.
Hero. Nothing else needs to be said.
Die Gedanken Sind Frei
As a European his political leanings were very much in our direction.
As a human being, Simply his anecdotes can launch a thousand ships. I wish I heard more from him today, and as he got older. Opinions and philosophies from people like him are needed more now than ever, and their age is making them fewer than ever.
Night should be required reading for all who love Liberty. He was a brave and honorable man. RIP
"Night" is a great book that you'll never forget. It's only 109 pages, so you can read it in one sitting. I haven't read it in over 20 years, so I'll probably read it tomorrow.
RIP to a good man.
Night, Dawn and Day.
They are short books but I do not suggest reading them all in one sitting.
They are sort of like C.S. Lewis books. Read a bit and then chew what you read over for a bit.
It’s been said that as soon as the killing ended, forgetting began.
RIP, a great man.
Wow, that was beautiful.....
RIP. I used to think the Holocaust the one event in modern human behavior that no one would dare to forget. That, I’m afraid, was impossibly naive.
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