Elie Wiesel, z”l – 1928-2016 was not silent 

There are 

people who instill in us such a sense of humility, who bear themselves with such dignity despite the suffering they have endured, whose witness to history is so powerful, that we know their influence will be felt down through the generations.
Elie Wiesel – author, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate – who died Saturday at the age of 87, was such a man. One of the true prophets of our day, it was through his unflinching courage in chronicling the atrocities he experienced during the Holocaust, and his honesty in confronting his own crisis of faith that resulted from those experiences, that millions of people who came after have come to better understand not just the terrifying facts of this dark chapter in history, but its effects on the collective memory of the Jewish people.

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