We remember Elie Wiesel who dedicated himself to the memory of the millions of European Jews who were murdered in the Shoah. In doing so, he became the acknowledged voice of its survivors and spoke forcefully and eloquently for them. He emerged from the atrocities of Auschwitz and Buchenwald to immortalise those experiences in his writings such as “Night”, and in his numerous statements on behalf of survivors. He would not let the world forget the untold evils of antisemitism and repeated his message in over sixty books and at lectures in American universities and round the world. The English philosopher Edmund Burke said the best way for evil to abound is for good people to do nothing. Let us always be on the alert to combat racism and antisemitism. Let us be people of dialogue, working together to foster harmony and well being.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016