Elie Wiesel Receives Honorary Doctorate from The John Paul Papal University in Krakow

Jewish writer and political activist Elie Wiesel has received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his academic achievements and activities to safeguard peace and defend human dignity.

The award was given by the John Paul II Papal University in Kraków.

Jewish writer and political activist Elie Wiesel has received an honorary doctorate from the John Paul II Papal University in Kraków in recognition of his academic achievements and activities to safeguard peace and defend human dignity.

The ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Park East Synagogue in New York. In a citation, Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek stressed Elie Wiesel’s role of a witness of the Holocaust, recalling his remarks in a press interview three decades ago: “Why do I write? In order to save the victims from oblivion. To help the dead conquer death”.

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