Elie Wiesel

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Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE (/ˈɛli wɪˈzɛl/; born September 30, 1928) is an American Romanian-born Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate. He is the author of 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper Algemeiner Journal. He is currently the Andrew Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts. When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," stating that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps", as well as his "practical work in t... More

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Elie Wiesel #Alone #God

Photo of Elie Wiesel Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.
Elie Wiesel #Anger #Faith #God

Photo of Elie Wiesel I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
Elie Wiesel #Best

Photo of Elie Wiesel I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.
Elie Wiesel #Car #Future #History

Photo of Elie Wiesel It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
Elie Wiesel #Death

Photo of Elie Wiesel Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
Elie Wiesel #Death

Photo of Elie Wiesel Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.
Elie Wiesel #Dreams

Photo of Elie Wiesel No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.
Elie Wiesel #Experience

Photo of Elie Wiesel Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
Elie Wiesel #Faith

Photo of Elie Wiesel No human race is superior no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
Elie Wiesel #God

Photo of Elie Wiesel After all, God is God because he remembers.
Elie Wiesel #God #Hope #Peace

Photo of Elie Wiesel Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
Elie Wiesel #History

Photo of Elie Wiesel In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
Elie Wiesel #Home

Photo of Elie Wiesel I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
Elie Wiesel #Imagination

Photo of Elie Wiesel Some stories are true that never happened.
Elie Wiesel #Love

Photo of Elie Wiesel The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
Elie Wiesel #Peace

Photo of Elie Wiesel Peace is our gift to each other.
Elie Wiesel #Peace

Photo of Elie Wiesel Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures peace is our gift to each other.
Elie Wiesel #Alone

Photo of Elie Wiesel Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.
Elie Wiesel #Time

Photo of Elie Wiesel There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Elie Wiesel #Death

Photo of Elie Wiesel I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Elie Wiesel #Friendship #Love

Photo of Elie Wiesel Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
Elie Wiesel #Hope

Photo of Elie Wiesel Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
Elie Wiesel #Knowledge

Photo of Elie Wiesel What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Elie Wiesel #Religion #Women

Photo of Elie Wiesel Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
Elie Wiesel #Truth

Photo of Elie Wiesel Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.