The Nobel Committee called Elie Wiesel a “messenger to mankind.” He is one of the people I most admire – and for good reason. On July 2, 2016, Elie Wiesel passed away. His words of wisdom and compassion, told with utmost elegance, will live on in his many writings and speeches.
I include a few links:
- The Elie Wiesel Foundation
- National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania “Elie Wiesel”
- New York Times obituary
- PBS Resources
- Huffington Post (how I first heard the very sad news).
“Elie Wiesel gave voice to the voiceless victims of the Holocaust and bore witness in the name of humanity to one of the great crimes against it. His was the voice of memory when others sought to forget, and of defiant hope in the face of despair. He spoke for an entire murdered generation, and did so with dignity, humanity and grace. He was a great survivor, a great Jew, and a great humanitarian. His work was a blessing; so may his memory be.”
-Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Baruch dayan ha’emet! Thank you, Elie, for being such an important part of my life!