Author Archives: Doriane Mouret

Elie Wiesel up to His Neck With Work

Haaretz – The world’s most famous Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, paid a lightning visit to Israel this week to claim yet another award. A year ago, a woman in her forties arrived at Elie Wiesel’s office at Boston University. “Do you recognize me?” she asked the Holocaust survivor, professor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Wiesel […]

Elie Wiesel survives Madoff wipeout, heart bypass

NEW YORK (AP) – When Elie Wiesel emerged from quintuple heart bypass surgery, still wired to monitors, he immediately started writing a book about the ordeal _ “in my head.” In French. A year later, as he recuperates from post-procedure fatigue and depression, “Open Heart” is being published, in English. And the 84-year-old Nobel Peace […]

Wiesel, Jewish Leaders Rap Changes to Canada’s Refugee Policy

CJN – Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel joined a growing list of Jewish leaders who are calling on Canada to reverse changes to legislation that denies health care to refugee claimants. In a letter released last week to the Globe and Mail, Wiesel said he supports the Toronto Board of Rabbis, which has called on Canada’s […]

Elie Wiesel to Hungary: Keep your award

Modern Jews have the luxury of thinking however we want about the Holocaust — if we think about it all. For some, it is nothing, for others a distant familial memory. For a bold few, it can even be the object of humor. (Hungarian Spectrum) Not so for Jews of earlier generations, for whom the […]

2009 National Humanities Medal Awarded to Elie Wiesel

President Barack Obama presented the 2009 National Humanities Medals to eight Americans for their outstanding achievements in history, literature, cultural philanthropy, and museum leadership. Elie Wiesel was awarded for “his unwavering commitment to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and its victims. He has fostered compassion and understanding through his writing, his leadership, and his […]