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With partners Uyghur World Congress and Uyghur Human Rights Project, we’re hosting an interfaith conference committed to ending Uyghur erasure. Survivors, experts, religious leaders and other activists will tell the Uyghurs’ censored story, call on governments to enforce pro-Uyghur policy, and pressure the businesses who profit from forced Uyghur labor.


Elie Wiesel was a singular figure in a world torn by conflict.

Surviving and writing about the Holocaust gave Elie a platform to drive moral action on the world stage. He inspired millions of people of all faiths and nationalities who shared his hope for the future.

Elie Wiesel and his beloved wife, Marion, combated indifference through The Elie Wiesel Foundation programs that aimed to spark ethical thought in young minds such as the annual Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. They combated intolerance through conferences and forums that brought together world leaders in conflict. Elie and Marion combated injustice before it could take root by championing the creation of the Beit Tzipora centers for Ethiopian Jewish refugees shortly after the original airlifts to Israel.

His voice persists in the countless texts and lectures he leaves behind – but it is up to us to transform his ideas into action and inspire a new generation. You can help shape the moral landscape by joining in our calls to action and carrying on Elie Wiesel’s voice.

Continue the Legacy of Elie Wiesel


Safeguarding the Destiny of Future Generations

Elie Wiesel was 15 years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister perished; his two older sisters survived. Elie and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died shortly before the camp was liberated in April 1945. 

Elie and Marion Wiesel created the Foundation to combat the indifference, intolerance and injustice he experienced first-hand. 

Today the Foundation sparks ethical consciousness of human rights by making Elie’s teachings accessible via online archives and by investing in programs that promote moral leadership and real-world outcomes for victims of injustice.


How can I help shape the world?

Do you feel inspired by Elie Wiesel’s life’s work? Help us advance our mission.

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Elie Wiesel left his mark on the world not just through his words and actions, but by inspiring millions to witness, learn, teach, share, protest and reflect.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation believes we can continue that work by studying his texts, giving support to those with bold ideas, and refusing to bow to the cynicism, frustration and ignorance that threaten our civilization.

We are grateful to you for joining us in that vision.