Monday, May 7, 2012

Words of Wisdom from Elie Wiesel

Sorry the picture is so grainy. It's hard to take a close-up in an arena!

Not surprisingly, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel delivered messages of hope for the future to a packed arena last night. Students from more than 90 local schools attended, and submitted questions for Wiesel to answer at the end of his program. The one that resonated the most with me was this: How did you find the courage to relive the horror of the Holocaust while you were writing your memoirs?
Wiesel’s answer:
I could not be silent. A silent witness is not a witness.

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