In Memoriam: Elie Wiesel 1928-2016

Wiesel“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.”

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on Dec. 10, 1986

The 11th Commandment – “Thou shalt not stand idylly by.”

 In Memoriam: Elie Wiesel 1928-2016