— Elie Wesel (1928–2016)
We mourn the loss of Elie Wiesel, humanitarian, Nobel laureate, advocate of social justice. As an exceptionally gifted witness of the Holocaust, he articulated its haunting messages with the hope that the world could learn lessons from its dark past. Despite the collapse of civilized morality he witnessed and endured during the Holocaust, he believed, and inspired others to believe, that sincere human efforts to repair a broken world can make a difference. His calls for peace and brotherhood will continue to inspire us and generations to come.
May his memory be for a blessing.
The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education of North Carolina (Holocaust Speakers Bureau) assists local educators and organizations with teaching the challenging topics of the Holocaust, genocide, tolerance, and human rights. We work with teachers, schools, and organizations to develop age-appropriate materials and presentations for all students.