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Elie Wiesel (n.)

1.United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)

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Elie Wiesel

                   
Elie Wiesel

Wiesel at the 2012 Time 100
Born Eliezer Wiesel
(1928-09-30) September 30, 1928 (age 83)
Sighet, Maramureş County, Romania
Occupation Political activist, professor, novelist
Ethnicity Jewish
Notable award(s) Nobel Peace Prize
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Congressional Gold Medal

Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE (play /ˈɛli vɨˈzɛl/; Hungarian: Wiesel Lázár; born September 30, 1928)[1] is a Romanian-born Jewish-American[1] 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.[2] Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the Algemeiner Journal newspaper.

When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," stating that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps", as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace", Wiesel had delivered a powerful message "of peace, atonement and human dignity" to humanity.[3]

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  Early life

  The house where Wiesel was born

Wiesel was born in Sighet,[4] Transylvania (now Sighetu Marmaţiei), Maramureş, Kingdom of Romania,[4] in the Carpathian Mountains. His mother, Sarah Feig, was the daughter of Dodye Feig, a celebrated Vizhnitz Hasid and farmer from a nearby village. He was active and trusted within the community, and in the early years of his life had spent a few months in jail for having helped Polish Jews who escaped and were hungry. It was his father, Chlomo, who instilled a strong sense of humanism in his son, encouraging him to learn Hebrew and to read literature, whereas his mother encouraged him to study the Torah. Wiesel has said his father represented reason, and his mother Sarah promoted faith.[5] In his home, his family spoke Yiddish most of the time, but also Romanian, Hungarian and German.[6][7] Wiesel had three sisters – older sisters Hilda and Beatrice, and younger sister Tzipora. Beatrice and Hilda survived the war and were reunited with Wiesel at a French orphanage. They eventually emigrated to North America, with Beatrice moving to Montreal, Canada. Tzipora, Chlomo and Sarah did not survive the Holocaust.

  World War II

  Buchenwald, 1945. Wiesel is in the second row from the bottom, seventh from the left.

In 1940, Romania lost the town of Sighet following the Second Vienna Award. In 1944, Wiesel, his family and the rest of the town were placed in one of the two ghettos in Sighet. Wiesel and his family lived in the larger of the two, on Serpent Street. On May 16, 1944, the Hungarian authorities allowed the German army to deport the Jewish community in Sighet to Auschwitz-Birkenau. While at Auschwitz, his inmate number, "A-7713", was tattooed onto his left arm.[8][9] Wiesel was separated from his mother and sisters Hilda, Beatrice, and Tzipora. Wiesel's mother and sister Tzipora were presumably killed in the gas chambers upon arrival. Wiesel and his father were sent to the attached work camp Buna, a subcamp of Auschwitz III-Monowitz. He managed to remain with his father for over eight months as they were forced to work under appalling conditions and shuffled between three concentration camps in the closing days of the war. On January 29, 1945, just a few weeks after the two were marched to Buchenwald, Wiesel's father was beaten[10] by a Nazi as he was suffering from dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion. He was also beaten by other inmates for his food. He was later sent to the crematorium, only weeks before the camp was liberated by the U. S. Third Army on April 11.[11]

  After the war

After World War II, Wiesel taught Hebrew and worked as a choirmaster before becoming a professional journalist. He learned French, which became the language he used most frequently in writing.[12] He wrote for Israeli and French newspapers, including Tsien in Kamf (in Yiddish) L'arche. For ten years after the war, Wiesel refused to write about or discuss his experiences during the Holocaust. Like many survivors, Wiesel could not find the words to describe his experiences. However, a meeting with François Mauriac, the 1952 Nobel Laureate in Literature, who eventually became Wiesel's close friend, persuaded him to write about his experiences.

Wiesel first wrote the 900-page memoir Un di velt hot geshvign (And the World Remained Silent) in Yiddish, which was published in abridged form in Buenos Aires.[13] Wiesel rewrote a shortened version of the manuscript in French, and it was published as the 127-page La Nuit, and later translated into English as Night. Even with Mauriac's support, Wiesel had trouble finding a publisher for his book, and initially it sold few copies.

In 1960, Arthur Wang of Hill & Wang agreed to pay a $100 pro-forma advance, and published it in the US in September that year as Night. The book agent was Georges Borchardt, then just starting his career. Borchardt remains Wiesel's literary agent today.

The book sold just 1,046 copies over the next 18 months, but attracted interest from reviewers, leading to television interviews with Wiesel and meetings with literary figures like Saul Bellow. "The English translation came out in 1960, and the first printing was 3,000 copies," Wiesel said in an interview. "And it took three years to sell them. Now, I get 100 letters a month from children about the book. And there are many, many million copies in print." The 1979 book and play The Trial of God is said to have been based on Wiesel's real-life Auschwitz experience of witnessing three Jews who, close to death, conduct a trial against God, under the accusation that He has been oppressive of the Jewish people.

Night has been translated into 30 languages. By 1997, the book was selling 300,000 copies annually in the United States alone. By March 2006, about six million copies were sold in the United States. On January 16, 2006, Oprah Winfrey chose the work for her book club. One million extra paperback and 150,000 hardcover copies were printed carrying the "Oprah's Book Club" logo, with a new translation by Wiesel's wife, Marion, and a new preface by Wiesel. On February 13, 2006, Night was no. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list for paperback non-fiction.

  Life in the United States

In 1955, Wiesel moved to New York City, having become a US citizen: due to injuries suffered in a traffic accident, he was forced to stay in New York past his visa's expiration and was offered citizenship to resolve his status. In the US, Wiesel wrote over 40 books, both fiction and non-fiction, and won many literary prizes. Wiesel's writing is considered among the most important in Holocaust literature. Some historians credit Wiesel with giving the term 'Holocaust' its present meaning, but he does not feel that the word adequately describes the event and wishes it were used less frequently to describe significant occurrences as everyday tragedies.[14]

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for speaking out against violence, repression, and racism. He has received many other prizes and honors for his work, including the Congressional Gold Medal in 1985, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1996.

Wiesel also played a role in the initial success of The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski by endorsing it prior to revelations that the book was fiction and, in the sense that it was presented as all Kosinski's true experience, a hoax.

  Wiesel addressing the United States Congress

He is also the recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence. Wiesel has published two volumes of his memoirs. The first, All Rivers Run to the Sea, was published in 1994 and covered his life up to the year 1969 while the second, titled And the Sea is Never Full and published in 1999, covered 1969 to 1999.

Wiesel and his wife, Marion, started the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He served as chairman for the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust (later renamed US Holocaust Memorial Council) from 1978 to 1986, spearheading the building of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C..

Wiesel is particularly fond of teaching and holds the position of Andrew Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. From 1972 to 1976, Wiesel was a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York and member of the American Federation of Teachers. In 1982 he served as the first Henry Luce Visiting Scholar in Humanities and Social Thought at Yale University. He also co-instructs Winter Term (January) courses at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida. From 1997 to 1999 he was Ingeborg Rennert Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies at Barnard College.

  Wiesel in 1987.

Wiesel has become a popular speaker on the subject of the Holocaust. As a political activist, he has advocated for many causes, including Israel, the plight of Soviet and Ethiopian Jews, the victims of apartheid in South Africa, Argentina's Desaparecidos, Bosnian victims of genocide in the former Yugoslavia, Nicaragua's Miskito Indians, and the Kurds. Conversely, he withdrew from his role as chair of the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, and made efforts to abort the conference, in deference to Israeli objection to the inclusion of sessions on the Armenian genocide.[15][16]

In 2004 he voiced support for intervention in Darfur, Sudan at the Darfur Emergency Summit convened at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York by the American Jewish World Service and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.[17] He also led a commission organized by the Romanian government to research and write a report, released in 2004, on the true history of the Holocaust in Romania and the involvement of the Romanian wartime regime in atrocities against Jews and other groups, including the Roma. The Romanian government accepted the findings in the report and committed to implementing the commission's recommendations for educating the public on the history of the Holocaust in Romania. The commission, formally called the International Commission for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, came to be called the Wiesel Commission in honor of his leadership.

Wiesel is the honorary chair of the Habonim Dror Camp Miriam Campership and Building Fund, and a member of the International Council of the New York–based Human Rights Foundation. On March 27, 2001, Wiesel appeared at the University of Florida for Jewish Awareness Month and was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the University of Florida by Dr. Charles Young.[18][dead link]

In 2002, he inaugurated the Elie Wiesel Memorial House in Sighet in his childhood home.[19]

  Recent

  President George W. Bush, joined by the Dalai Lama and Wiesel, Oct. 17, 2007, to the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama

In early 2006, Wiesel traveled to Auschwitz with Oprah Winfrey, a visit which was broadcast as part of The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 24, 2006.[20] Wiesel said that this would most likely be his last trip there. In September 2006, he appeared before the UN Security Council with actor George Clooney to call attention to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. On November 30, 2006 Wiesel received an honorary knighthood in London in recognition of his work toward raising Holocaust education in the United Kingdom.[21]

During the early 2007 selection process for the Kadima candidate for President of Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reportedly offered Wiesel the nomination (and, as the ruling-party candidate and an apolitical figure, likely the presidency), but Wiesel "was not very interested."[22] Shimon Peres was chosen as the Kadima candidate (and later President) instead. In 2007, Wiesel was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award.[23]

In 2007 the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity issued a letter condemning Armenian genocide denial that was signed by 53 Nobel laureates including Wiesel. Wiesel has repeatedly called Turkey's 90-year-old campaign to downplay its actions during the Armenian genocide a double killing.[24]

Wiesel is a member of the International Advisory Board of NGO Monitor.[25]

In December 2008, Wiesel and his wife lost their life savings, and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity lost nearly all of its assets (approximately $15.2 million USD) through Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme,[26] an experience Wiesel later spoke about at a Conde Nast roundtable. In a New York Times article, Wiesel called Madoff "a psychopath." [27]

In 2009, Wiesel criticized the Vatican for lifting the excommunication of controversial bishop Richard Williamson, a member of the Society of Saint Pius X.[28]

On June 5, 2009, Wiesel accompanied US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they toured Buchenwald. Merkel and Wiesel each spoke about Buchenwald in personal terms, with Merkel considering the responsibility of Germans vis-à-vis Nazi history, and Wiesel reflecting on the suffering and death of his father in the camp.[29]

Wiesel returned to Hungary for the first official visit since the Holocaust between December 9–11, 2009 by the invitation of Rabbi Slomó Köves, executive rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation and the Hungarian branch of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. During his visit Wiesel participated in a conference at the Upper House Chamber of the Hungarian Parliament, met Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai and President László Sólyom, and made a speech to the approximately 10,000 participants of an anti-racist gathering held in Faith Hall. The speech was broadcast live by Magyar ATV, a nationwide television channel.[30][31][32]

In November 2011 Wiesel accepted an appointment to the Board of Visitors of Ralston College, a start-up liberal arts college based in Savannah, Georgia.[33]

2007 attack on Wiesel
  Elie Wiesel at the 2008 World Economic Forum.

On February 1, 2007, Wiesel was attacked in a San Francisco hotel by 22-year-old Holocaust denier Eric Hunt, who tried to drag Wiesel into a hotel room. Wiesel was not injured and Hunt fled the scene. Later, Hunt bragged about the incident on a Holocaust denial website.[34] Approximately one month later, he was arrested and charged with multiple offenses.[35] Hunt was convicted on July 21, 2008,[36] and was sentenced to two years, but was given credit for time served and good behavior; he was released on probation and ordered to undergo psychological treatment. The jury convicted Hunt of three charges but dismissed the remaining charges of attempted kidnapping, stalking, and an additional count of false imprisonment, amid Hunt's withdrawal of his insanity plea.[37][dead link] District Attorney Kamala Harris said, "Crimes motivated by hate are among the most reprehensible of offenses ... This defendant has been made to answer for an unwarranted and biased attack on a man who has dedicated his life to peace."[38] At his sentencing hearing, Hunt apologized and insisted that he no longer denies the Holocaust;[39] however, he continued for some time afterwards to maintain and update a (now defunct) blog that denied the Holocaust and was critical of prominent Jewish people.[40]

Reaction to proxy baptizing of Jews by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

On February 13, 2012, the Salt Lake City Tribune announced that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed a posthumous baptism of Simon Wiesenthal's parents.[41] The following day, the Huffington Post announced that Wiesel's name had been submitted by a Latter-day Saint to a genealogical database used for proposing proxy baptisms. The Huffington Post also notified Wiesel, prompting him to speak out against the practice of posthumously baptizing Jews and to call on United States presidential candidate and Latter-day Saint Mitt Romney to denounce it.[42][43][44] In an interview on February 15, 2012 with Lawrence O'Donnell, Wiesel called the practice "bizarre", and said, "I am a Jew. Born a Jew. Lived as a Jew. Tried to write about the Jewish condition...the human condition all over the world, and they should do it to me?" He reported that he had worked for two years with Bobby Adams and Holocaust survivor Ernest Michel to achieve an agreement with the LDS church regarding the practice of baptizing Holocaust dead, and that LDS church apostle Quentin Cook apologized to him by telephone earlier that day for the database submission of his family's names, and reported blocking the name of former Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir from proxy baptism.[45]

  Controversy over historical and religious rights to Jerusalem

On April 18, 2010 in The New York Times and on 16 April for three other newspapers, Wiesel wrote a full-paged advertisement in which he emphasized the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and criticized the Obama administration for pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt East Jerusalem Jewish settlement construction.[46][47] He said that: "For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics. It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture — and not a single time in the Koran."[48]

Extended quotation from the text:

"For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics. It belongs to the Jewish people and is much more than a city; it is what binds one Jew to another in a way that remains hard to explain. When a Jew visits Jerusalem for the first time, it is not the first time; it is a homecoming. The first song I heard was my mother's lullaby about and for Jerusalem. Its sadness and its joy are part of our collective memory."

Three weeks later, on May 4, 2010, Wiesel met with President Obama at the White House to discuss Middle East peace relations. Afterwards, Wiesel said, "The president is convinced that the peace process must continue. And we all agree of course. There is no substitute to peace among nations. Each side must understand that there is no absolute justice in the world, nor absolute peace in the world. One side must understand the other's need for assurance for respect."[49]

Wiesel's position on Jerusalem has been criticized by the Americans for Peace Now in an open letter: "Jerusalem is not just a Jewish symbol. It is also a holy city to billions of Christians and Muslims worldwide. It is Israel's capital, but it is also a focal point of Palestinian national aspirations." They also claimed that equal residential rights do not exist in the city.[50] Wiesel has also been criticized in Israel. Haaretz published an article by Yossi Sarid which accused him of being out of touch with the realities of life in Jerusalem.[51]

Wiesel was notably criticized by former DePaul University professor and political scientist Norman Finkelstein in his book The Holocaust Industry. Finkelstein accuses Wiesel of promoting the "uniqueness doctrine" which holds, according to Finkelstein, the Holocaust as the paramount of evil and therefore historically incomparable to other genocides.[52] Finklestein also accuses Wiesel of playing down the importance of other genocides, especially the Armenian Genocide, and thwarting efforts of raising awareness of the genocide of the Romani people executed by the Nazis. Finkelstein cited Wiesel's lobbying for commemorating Jews alone (not the Romani people) in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., in addition to his numerous other assertions on the "uniqueness of Holocaust."[53]

  Awards and honors

  Honorary degrees

  Bibliography

See Elie Wiesel bibliography.

  See also

  Notes

  1. ^ a b "Elie Wiesel". Encyclopædia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9076939/Elie-Wiesel. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (16 January 2006). "Winfrey selects Wiesel's 'Night' for book club". http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10879079/. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize for 1986: Elie Wiesel". Nobelprize.org. 14 October 1986. http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1986/press.html. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Elie Wiesel (1928-)". Kirjasto.sci.fi. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wiesel.htm. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Fine 1982:4.
  6. ^ "The Life and Work of Wiesel". Public Broadcasting Service. 2002. http://www.pbs.org/eliewiesel/life/. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Elie Wiesel Biography". Academy of Achievement. 22 October 2010. http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/wie0bio-1. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Eliezer Wiesel, 1986: Not caring is the worst evil". Nobel Peace Laureates. http://www.nobelpeacelaureates.org/pdf/elem_EliezerWiesel.pdf. 
  9. ^ Kanfer, Stefan (24 June 2001). "Author, Teacher, Witness". TIME. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,141324,00.html. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  10. ^ Donadio, Rachel (20 January 2008). "The Story of ‘Night'". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/books/review/Donadio-t.html. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  11. ^ See the film Elie Wiesel Goes Home, directed by Judit Elek, narrated by William Hurt. ISBN 1-930545-63-0
  12. ^ Sternlicht, Sanford V. (2003). Student Companion to Elie Wiesel. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. p. 7. ISBN 0-313-32530-8. http://books.google.com/books?id=Bf-NNeya2IcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Student+companion+to+Elie+Wiesel&hl=en&ei=jIzSTc-3DI3IswaX4-SdCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  13. ^ Naomi Seidman, "Elie Wiesel and the Scandal of Jewish Rage," Jewish Social Studies 3:1 (Fall 1996), p. 5.
  14. ^ Wiesel:1999, 18.
  15. ^ Finkelstein, Norman G. (September 2003). The Holocaust Industry. Verso. p. 69. ISBN 1-85984-488-X. http://books.google.com/books?id=VrqK5VdO2i0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Holocaust+Industry&hl=en&src=bmrr&ei=8Y3STe2FOYzNsgbO5Km-CQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false.  (2nd edition)
  16. ^ Novick, Peter (1999). The Holocaust in American Life. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-84009-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=7zpSvtOak7AC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Holocaust+in+american+life&hl=en&src=bmrr&ei=ZI7STbbxHc7KtAaA7vWTCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  17. ^ Wiesel, Elie (14 July 2004). "On the Atrocities in Sudan". American Jewish World Service. http://ajws.org/who_we_are/news/archives/viewpoints/on_the_atrocities_in_sudan.html. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "Article". Independent Florida Alligator. 23 March 2001. http://www.alligator.org/edit/issues/01-spring/010323/b13wiesel23.htm. 
  19. ^ "Elie Wiesel Returns to his Home in Sighet, Romania". Embassy of Romania in the United States. 23 July 2002. http://www.roembus.org/English/news/press_releases/2002/July_23_2002.htm. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Oprah and Elie Wiesel Travel to Auschwitz". oprah.com. 1 January 2006. http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Oprah-and-Elie-Wiesel-Travel-to-Auschwitz. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  21. ^ a b Cohen, Justin (30 November 2006). "Wiesel Receives Honorary Knighthood". TotallyJewish.com. http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/?content_id=4994. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  22. ^ Hoffman, Gil (18 October 2006). "Olmert backs Peres as next president". The Jerusalem Post. http://fr.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1159193468801&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  23. ^ McAllister, Kristin (15 October 2007). "Dayton awards 2007 peace prizes". Dayton Daily News. http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2007/10/14/ddn101507peace.html. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  24. ^ Holthouse, David (Summer 2008). "State of Denial: Turkey Spends Millions to Cover Up Armenian Genocide". Southern Poverty Law Center. http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=935. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  25. ^ "International Advisory Board Profiles: Elie Wiesel". NGO Monitor. 2011. http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article.php?viewall=yes&id=2029. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  26. ^ Agence French Presse (AFP) (24 December 2008). "Wiesel Foundation loses nearly everything in Madoff scheme". http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=081224163605.lxui4v5w&show_article=1&catnum=1. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  27. ^ "Elie Wiesel Levels Scorn at Madoff". New York Times. February 26, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/27madoff.html. 
  28. ^ Pullella, Philip (28 January 2009). "Elie Wiesel attacks pope over Holocaust bishop". Reuters. http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-37701220090128. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  29. ^ "Visiting Buchenwald, Obama speaks of the lessons of evil". CNN. 5 June 2009. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/05/obama.germany/index.html. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  30. ^ Quatra.Net Kft. (10 November 2009). "Elie Wiesel Magyarországon" (in Hungarian). Stop.hu. http://stop.hu/articles/article.php?id=564533. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  31. ^ "Magyarországra jön Elie Wiesel" (in Hungarian). Hetek.hu. 13 November 2009. http://www.hetek.hu/kulfold/200911/magyarorszagra_jon_elie_wiesel. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  32. ^ "Tízezres antifasiszta nagygyűlés Elie Wiesellel" (in Hungarian). atv.hu. 10 December 2009. http://atv.hu/hircentrum/091210_tizezres_antifasiszta_nagygyules_elie_wiesellel__.html. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  33. ^ Ralston College, Savannah, Georgia, United States
  34. ^ Kuruvila, Matthai C. (February 9, 2007). "Nobel prizewinner, author attacked at S.F. hotel". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/09/BAGC2O21IL4.DTL. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  35. ^ Associated Press (18 February 2007). "Police arrest man accused of attacking Wiesel: Holocaust-surviving Nobel laureate was allegedly accosted in elevator". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17193352/. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  36. ^ "Man guilty in false imprisonment of Elie Wiesel". Reuters. 22 July 2008. http://uk.reuters.com/article/mediaNews/idUKN2146787020080722. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  37. ^ "Court Reaches Verdict In Elie Wiesel Accosting Trial". NBC11.com. http://www.nbc11.com/newsarchive/16947017/detail.html. 
  38. ^ Van Derbeken, Jaxon (22 July 2008). "San Francisco Jury convicts man in attack on Elie Wiesel". SF Gate. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/21/BA5C11SNGT.DTL&tsp=1. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  39. ^ Associated Press (18 August 2008). "Man gets two-year sentence for accosting Elie Wiesel". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-08-18-wiesel-accosted_N.htm. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  40. ^ "Eric Hunt: Stop tormenting children with Holyhoax lies". http://erichunt.net/. [dead link]
  41. ^ Fletcher Stack, Peggy (13 February 2012). "Mormon church apologizes for baptisms of Wiesenthal’s parents". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah). http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/53506130-78/church-mokotoff-jewish-lds.html.csp. 
  42. ^ Berkes, Howard (15 February 2012), "Elie Wiesel Shines Spotlight On Romney Over Controversial Mormon Practice", NPR, http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/02/15/146950146/elie-wiesel-shines-spotlight-on-romney-over-controversial-mormon-practice#more 
  43. ^ Stone, Andrea (14 February 2012). "Proxy Baptism Seekers Eyed Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel For Posthumous Mormon Rite". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/proxy-baptism-elie-wiesel_n_1274271.html?1329226741. 
  44. ^ Stone, Andrea (14 February 2012). "Elie Wiesel: Mitt Romney Should Tell Mormon Church To Stop Performing Posthumous Proxy Baptisms On Jews". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/elie-wiesel-mitt-romney-mormon-church_n_1276148.html. 
  45. ^ "Elie Wiesel talks Mormon proxy baptism". The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. 15 February 2012. MSNBC. http://thelastword.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/15/10421130-elie-wiesel-talks-mormon-proxy-baptism. 
  46. ^ Cooper, Helene (4 May 2010). "Obama Tries to Mend Fences With American Jews". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/world/05prexy.html. 
  47. ^ "Elie Wiesel: Jerusalem is Above Politics (ad also placed in 3 newspapers on 16th April)". Arutz Sheva. 17 April 2010. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137057. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
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