Remembering Elie Wiesel: 1928-2016

Elie Wiesel 2In the wake of his passing this past Saturday, we honor the life and legacy of Elie Wiesel. Holocaust survivor and author, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Chairman of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, husband and father, Elie Wiesel brought a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust and championed the remembrance of all those who perished. Though Wiesel penned many books on the Holocaust and humanity, his first book Night which recounts his experiences in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, continues to be used to teach about the Holocaust in classrooms today. He also founded the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity which engages youth in discussions about the importance of tolerance and humanity around the globe. We thank Elie Wiesel for his precious contribution to Holocaust remembrance and education, and we strive to continue his life’s work.

“There is much to be done, there is much that can be done.” – Elie Wiesel