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Eli Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor, human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, an American professor and the author of 57 books. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed novel Night, an autobiography of his experiences in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945. Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, present-day Romania, to an Orthodox Jewish family. His family was deported to Auschwitz when he was 15-year-old. His parents and younger sister perished in the Holocaust; he and his two older sisters survived. After the war, studied in Paris and went on to work as a journalist. In 1969, Wiesel married Marion Erster Rose. They had a son a 1972, who they named Shlomo Elisha Wiesel, after Wiesel’s father. In 1978, US President Jimmy Carter asked Wiesel to head the President's Commission on the Holocaust. In 1980, he became Founding Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. For his human rights activism, Weisel has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal and the Medal of Liberty Award, the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor. After he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, his wife established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
Despite the attempts at vilification, the tweets came in stark contrast to the majority of outpourings from world leaders, public figures, and countless people touched by Wiesel’s works.
Ad saying “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago... now it’s Hamas’s turn” was penned by Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Director Greenfield discusses with 'Post' latest documentary examining global political assault against Jews.
The Kaddish prayer is among the holiest of the Jewish canon. It contains multitudes of mystical secrets, and much of its meaning is a mystery.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
The difference between today and some 75 years ago is that today is today we have a strong State of Israel.
By GILA GAMLIEL
WE MISS not only the particularity of Elie Wiesel’s voice in the matter of Holocaust remembrance, but the universality of his message in the face of these executive orders.
By IRWIN COTLER
Power made her reputation in the world of human rights by following in Elie’s footsteps and criticizing bystanders to genocide in places such as Rwanda.
On this occasion, the best remembrance, and the best tribute we can pay to Elie Wiesel, is to commit to action.
It’s hard to imagine that Israeli exports 66 years ago were Oranges, kerosene burners and artificial teeth. Today, Israel is known for its impressive hi-tech industry.
By YAAKOV KATZ
Today this wonderful disciple of the greatest masters is our teacher, our leader, our master, our hero, and will continue to be so for generations to come.
By JACOB DOLINGER
Lessons in Jewish survival and ‘rising’ from an archive thief, Rav Kook and Elie Wiesel.
By GIL TROY
What struck me most about Wiesel was his extraordinary ability to articulate the universality of the lessons of the Holocaust while never losing hold of the particularity of the horrors of the Shoah for Jews.
By FRED LAWRENCE
Elie may have left us, but his memory lives on.
By RONALD S. LAUDER
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