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"I write to understand as much as to be understood": Celebrating the life of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

"I write to understand as much as to be understood": Celebrating the life of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)
When I wrote my blog about Elie Wiesel’s memoir Open Heart, I had no idea that in less than half a month he would be dead.¬†Wiesel died today at the age of 87. In our lifetime, we have figures who stand at the finish line of tragedy and teach the world to learn from it.... Read more »

"You shall choose life": Reading Elie Wiesel's Open Heart in the shadow of a week of tragedy

"You shall choose life": Reading Elie Wiesel's Open Heart in the shadow of a week of tragedy
Like many millennials, I discovered¬†author, scholar, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel in high school after reading his memoir of his time in the Naxi Concentrations Camps during World War II, Night. I remember the moment I started to read the book, I was shaken by the starkness of his prose and the underlying power of... Read more »