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 remembered her well. Twenty years earlier, she had been a beautiful young student in one of his humanities courses. In one class, Wiesel had noticed a flower making its way to her from a male student, passed along by everyone in the lecture hall.

“I remember you. But what can I do for you?” he asked, puzzled.

“Two decades have passed,” she replied. “The guy who gave me the flower is now my husband. We have two lovely children and we are happy. I only came to say thank you. Thank you, because we met through you.” Then she went on her way.

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