'He educated the world about the atrocities of the Holocaust and engraved the meaning of 'never again' in our hearts and minds.'
Exhibition, titled 'Elie Wiesel, from Sighet to Moscow via France and Israel,' was launched by Limmud FSU, which organizes Jewish learning conferences in over a dozen countries with large populations of Russian-speaking Jews.
The bill was introduced earlier this month by three congressional members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council — Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.; Patrick Meehan, D-Pa., and Ted Deutch, D-Fla.
Three U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council members offer a resolution in praise of Wiesel’s contributions to the American understanding of the Holocaust.
In a fragmented community, Wiesel was the closest thing American Jews had to a unifier. Following his death, will another leader rise to take his place?
In the country where most of the victims of the Holocaust were killed, the renowned survivor was mostly ignored or reviled.
Those rushing to tar the renowned Holocaust survivor for his lack of support for Palestinians are no different than those who during his life framed him as a money-grubbing Jew.
Once Elie Wiesel decided Israel was not for him, and before he became a best-selling novelist, he had a serious career as a journalist in Israel. The stories he never published may have been the most telling.
The horrors faced by today’s refugees are different from those suffered during the Holocaust, but one fact remains the same: It is all too easy for ordinary citizens to turn a blind eye.
His lesson: The beast that sleeps in man must not divert us from a holy task.