Elie Wiesel: Dead at 87

Elie Wiesel the Holocaust survivor, author, and leader of a global awareness movement has died at the age of 87. He promoted the cause of peace as only someone who has seen the horror of war and the darkness that rests in mankind can. Wiesel, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986,  for his first book, “Night,” which was published in France in 1958. This short publication illustrated the story of he and his family being thrust into the dismal life of a Nazi concentration camp.

More than being a Nobel laureate he was a witness. Elie was a witness for those that died in the holocaust, whose stories might have been lost. Perhaps more importantly he is a witness for the living. He represented those people that have no platform or agenda, that simply seek to unburden their souls by having the truth of these events spoken aloud.

He continued publishing poignant works up to the year 2012. Elie’s charisma never faded and he was an in demand speaker right up to his passing. It is highly unlikely we’ll be blessed with a man of such esteem and purpose. His life was peace through knowledge embodying the spirit of education. The world will miss his presence and morn his passing forever.

Stay Glued to the Screen

Neil Carroll

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