For 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation, Wiesel’s Play is Performed at Harvard

Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel participated in a roundtable discussion on “The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against a Nuclear Iran” in Washington D.C.

A play written by Elie Wiesel soon after he was freed from Auschwitz will be performed for the first time at Harvard on April 12. Called “The Choice,” the play will debut at Sanders Theatre, directed by Guila Clara Kessous. Why now? 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the founding of UNESCO, the UN agency designed to promote international collaboration through education, science, and culture. Now 86, Wiesel has written dozens of books, including “Night,” which is based on his experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. When he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, Wiesel was called a “messenger to mankind.”

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