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Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel

Born in Romania in 1928, Elie Wiesel was an outspoken novelist and journalist who served as the spokesman for survivors of the Holocaust. He dedicated much of his life to recording their lives and memories as well as documenting the horrors of these dark days in world history. He published his own memoirs on his life in concentration camps in 1958, titled "€œNight."€ He served as Chairman…

Date of Birth: September 30, 1928


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"The letter was a very special letter, and it touched me, ... I said, 'How can I say no?'" Elie Wiesel
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"Never have the relations between Jews and Catholics been as good." Elie Wiesel
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"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference." Elie Wiesel
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American Novelist    Art   

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"If there is a crisis in the world, the U.N. should send a task force immediately, within 24 hours," Elie Wiesel
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"Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins." Elie Wiesel
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American Novelist    Death   

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"Better than one heart be broken a thousand times in the retelling, if it means that a thousand other hearts need not be broken at all." Elie Wiesel
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Heart   

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"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." Elie Wiesel
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American Novelist    Hate   

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"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." Elie Wiesel
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"Not to transmit an experience is to betray it." Elie Wiesel
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American Novelist    Experience   

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"Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories." Elie Wiesel
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"Never shall I forget that first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, ... Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky." Elie Wiesel
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"From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me." Elie Wiesel
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"I am so in favor of being involved in other people's causes, other people's fights. If a people is oppressed, we must help those people free themselves." Elie Wiesel
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"We are still here. And no matter what, we shall continue to be here to tell people so they can learn from our history." Elie Wiesel
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"Terrorism knows no borders. Therefore, opposition to terrorism must know no borders." Elie Wiesel
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Terrorism   

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"At this moment, Israel fights for her existence," Elie Wiesel
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"That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it." Elie Wiesel
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"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." Elie Wiesel
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American Novelist    Caring   

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"Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life" Elie Wiesel
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"Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price." Elie Wiesel
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"I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason." Elie Wiesel
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