Wiesel spun his own tales in Elie Wiesel. Just as a sane inmate in an insane asylum would be judged mad by the other inmates, so anyone whose vision is threatening or disturbing to "normal" society is considered mad.
His two remaining sisters survived, and they were reunited after the war ended in Today, Wiesel thinks in Yiddish, writes in French, and, with his wife Marion and his son Elisha, lives his life in English. This injustice must stop.
Mainly, my position in the Jewish community is really the position of a witness from within and a defender from without. When I had needed a passport, it was America that had given me one.
It is a somber, moving memoir of his faith-destroying experience in the death camps. The emotional pain and commitment required by such a trip is remarkable, and Wiesel's leadership is undeniably noteworthy.
Hunt was arrested the following month and charged with multiple offenses. The child was still alive when he filed past the scaffold and heard someone behind him wonder aloud, "Where is God?
But he does not continue to retell the tales of the dead only to make life miserable for the living, or even to insure that such an atrocity will not happen again. It is, perhaps Wiesel would say, the image of God upon man that is destroyed when man inflicts suffering on his fellow man.
I no longer accepted God's silence. Wiesel tells a Hasidic tale to make the point.