>Happy Birthday 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

If I had to make a top ten list of those events of the 20th century most critical to know and remember, the Holocaust would be in the top three. Wiesel survived the Holocaust, I suppose, as well as anyone could. His memoir Night is brilliant and staggering.

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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3 responses to “>Happy Birthday Elie Wiesel

  1. >This is particularly timely for some of today’s ponderings. Thanks!

  2. >I needed to read those quotes, especially the second one. Thank you.

  3. >thanks for your comments.

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