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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 […]

Elie Wiesel Attends Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach announced today that the writer, political activist and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, will attend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s congressional speech regarding Iran on March 3.  A full-page advertisement declaring Mr. Wiesel’s intention to attend the controversial speech will appear in The New York Times on February 14th to be followed by The Washington Post. Signifying the urgent threat that […]

Elie Wiesel’s Childhood Home Now a Holocaust Museum

SIGHET, Romania – Two days before Passover in 1944, on the night before he and his family were rounded up and forced into ghettos and later deported to Auschwitz, 15-year-old Elie Wiesel dug a hole in the garden of his home and buried a gold watch his beloved grandfather had given him. Two decades later, […]

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 20th Anniversary

For 20 years, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has reminded visitors of atrocity, grief and survival. On Monday, nearly 4,000 supporters joined 843 Holocaust survivors and 130 veterans to celebrate its 20 th anniversary and hear speeches from President Bill Clinton and museum founding chairman Elie Wiesel. Under a large tent outside the museum, just […]

Faith in the Messenger

Editor’s Note: Today marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was Elie Wiesel’s idea to make this an institution of learning rather than a simple memorial. Michael Schulder, host of the “CNN Profiles” radio show, sat down with Wiesel to talk about a range of issues, including how a sense of […]

Wiesel: Holocaust Lessons Never to be Forgotten

In early March, when flare-ups of hate speech and anti-Semitism at Oberlin College made the news and The New York Times ran a story raising the number of concentration camps to a startling five figures, Elie Wiesel expressed mild surprise. But not shock. He was merely curious about Oberlin, where odious messages and graffiti targeting […]

Oprah and Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel: Living with an Open Heart

The Emmy Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday” premiers an all-new episode ‘Oprah and Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel: Living with an Open Heart’ on December 9 at 11 am ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Oprah Winfrey sits down with Nobel Peace Prize Winner and New York Times bestselling author Elie Wiesel. As the voice of the […]

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 […]