Elie Wiesel


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Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel (Wiesel Lázár; born September 30, 1928) is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of 57 books, 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 ... more »

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  • ''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 (b. 1928), Rumanian-born U.S. writer. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).
  • Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have alre...
    Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Rumanian-born U.S. writer. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).
  • ''That is my major preoccupation—memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.''
    Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Rumanian-born U.S. writer. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988). "God" Wiesel added, "fr...
  • ''I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.''
    Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Romanian-born U.S. writer. Quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, September 15, 1992).
  • The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not dea...
    Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Romanian-born U.S. writer. U.S. News and World Report (New York, Oct. 27, 1986).
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