Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Elie Wiesel: We've Learned Nothing From The Holocaust

Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and author
Elie Wiesel spoke in an interview with Haaretz on the Iranian President's speech at the UN.

If you've never read his book, "Night", you should read it.
It's a harrowing tale you won't be able to put down, and it's a quick read.

Quotes from the article:

"Ten years ago, and less, the ruler of a country that announced its aspiration for Israel to be wiped off the map would not have dared appear and speak on the UN's podium," Weisel said.

"The era known as 'the period after Auschwitz' is over," he declared, adding: "If you ask me whether the world has learned something - my answer is no."

Wiesel also said that his initial belief that "hatred had also been burned [in Auschwitz] along with the Jews" appeared to have been wrong in light of the wickedness and suffering in the world today.

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