Monday, September 30, 2013

ELIE WIESEL ~ September 30, 1928

Elie Wiesel (born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928) is a writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of 57 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps. His diverse range of other writings offer powerful and poetic contributions to literature, theology, and his own articulation of Jewish spirituality today.

When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel had delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.

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(It is very sad that Elie Weisel's foundation was almost completely wiped out in the Bernard Madoff swindle. I'm sure he'll recover eventually, but it was so unfair. I guess even noble charities can be greedy. Madoff's investments were just too good to be true.)

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