Yom HaShoah 2006
Tomorrow, April 25th is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day: T'hay zichronum l'vracha ("may their memories be for a blessing"). The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is sponsoring Days of Remembrance for this entire week (April 23-30th).
Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel, born September 30, 1928, is a Romanian-born Jewish-American 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.
Informational Text for Social Studies or English: “The Perils of Indifference” by Elie Wiesel
By my calculations, at the mid-point of the school year, many World History classes are studying World War II. Should these classes want to increase their use of an informational text in English or Social Studies curriculum, I suggest Elie Wiesel’s noteworthy speech The Perils of Indifference. Wiesel delivered this speech to Congress on April…
Courtroom Sketch of Elie Wiesel at the Trial of Klaus Barbie
Courtroom sketch by artist David Rose of Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on the witness stand at the trial of Klaus Barbie. During his testimony, Wiesel stated that "The killer kills twice. First, by killing, and then by trying to wipe out the traces." June 2, 1987. — USHMM Collection, Gift of David Rose