Elie Wiesel was a Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.
Elie Wiesel Quotes
Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.
Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.
I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.
It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.
No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.
Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.