Internat’l Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembering the Holocaust, January 27, 2017

In 2005 the United Nations declared that at the end of January each year the world would mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and he was known for leading others to remember the Holocaust, to talk to survivors, to make a record of their stories. With Simon Wiesenthal and Steven Spielberg, he led the Fortunoff Foundation, a huge library of resources, including first person accounts.

 
It is with profound grief that we share that Elie Wiesel – teacher, husband, father and grandfather – passed away on July 2, 2016 in Manhattan. A public memorial will be announced at a later date. Those seeking to honor his memory can make charitable donations including to the Elie Wiesel Foundation’s work supporting children in Israel or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Marion Wiesel said: “My husband was a fighter. He fought for the memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, and he fought for Israel. He waged countless battles for innocent victims regardless of ethnicity or creed. But what was most meaningful to him was teaching the innumerable students who attended his university classes. We are deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support we have already seen in the wake of his passing.”

 

Elisha Wiesel said: “My father raised his voice to presidents and prime ministers when he felt issues on the world stage demanded action. But those who knew him in private life had the pleasure of experiencing a gentle and devout man who was always interested in others, and whose quiet voice moved them to better themselves. I will hear that voice for the rest of my life, and hope and pray that I will continue to earn the unconditional love and trust he always showed me.”

 

 

 

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