Refugees brave incredible risks to save themselves, and in the worst cases their situation resembles imprisonment for nothing other than their ethnicity, national origin or citizenship. As Jews we must take this personally.
Jacob Plitman is former Deputy Director of J Street U and currently a volunteer in the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece. He tweets at @jacobplitman.
We wish we could explain to Wiesel and others who choose to look away that we listened deeply to their stories.