“I remember: it happened yesterday, or eternities ago. A young Jewish boy discovered the Kingdom of Night. I remember his
You are welcome to download and share “Tattoo”: A song about the Holocaust. Chosen by the government of the Netherlands to
From Prince to Muhammad Ali, there were some heartbreaking losses this year.
Daniel R.. Schwarz is author of Imagining the Holocaust (1999). While Wiesel wrote many books, it is Night by which he is
Eleven percent of UK Jews reported that they considered leaving their home country following the January 2015 Paris attacks. Statistics aside, without a Brexit of anti-Jewish attitudes in the UK, lovers of Zion are right to ask if there is any place for them in their native country's future.
In a police state, you're either the one with your hand on the trigger or you're staring down the barrel of a loaded down. In other words, we're all in this together. The oppression and injustice -- be it in the form of shootings, surveillance, fines, etc. -- will come to all of us eventually.
Perhaps it is a sign of our times that I first learnt of the passing away of Professor Elie Wiesel on Facebook. After the initial shock had worn off, and the sadness had subsided somewhat, clouds of reminiscences began to coalesce on the horizon of memory.
As the sad news came of the death of Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, I could not help but ask: who will be the next generation
Elie Wiesel left us just a year after the passing of his dear friend and fellow Auschwitz-survivor, Samuel Pisar -- my father. They were two of the youngest and boldest to have escaped the Nazi death camps, making it their life's mission to warn future generations against the dangers that still lie ahead.
He told Oprah it was all about creating something more powerful than love.
And so, Professor Wiesel, thank you for your inspiration and encouragement. I did indeed write more, and more, and more. My book is the greatest gift I was able give to my father and my aunts. It is also the most powerful tribute I could give to my grandfather, who was killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz.