JPost readers react: Commemorating Elie Wiesel

'Jerusalem Post' readers explain what the revered Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate meant to them.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 3, 2016 16:20
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Elie Wiesel

Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The news of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel's death on Saturday was met with an outpouring of admiration and reverence across the globe.

The renowned writer, who became a staunch activist for perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust and a leading figure in Holocaust education, died at his home in New York on Saturday at the age of 87

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Born in Romania, Wiesel emerged at age 16 from the Buchenwald concentration camp after it was liberated in 1945.

Wiesel, the author more than 50 books, a philosopher, speaker, playwright and professor who also campaigned for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world, left a deep impact on the Jewish community, Israel and the entire world over.

As world leaders, Jewish leaders and celebrities have joined in mourning and commemorating Wiesel, The Jerusalem Post was also interested in hearing what the venerated octogenarian meant to our readers.













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