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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel's speech "The Perils of Indifference" condenses the essence of its message into the title, though it is a more general condemnation of indifference than the word "perils" might suggest....

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019, 11:03 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I believe you may have miscounted by one, and it is actually paragraphs 16-17 that can be seen to develop the central ideas of Wiesel's Night, as you suggest. I'll quote them, the two brief...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2019, 6:25 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Eliezer Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928, and died on July 2, 2016. Wiesel is remembered as one of the most influential literary and social figures of the 20th century for his writings and...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2016, 10:25 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I believe that Elie Wiesel always shows bias and does in this speech The Perils of Indifference as well. His bias is that the world and its people should not be indifferent to the suffering of the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2012, 6:14 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

A summary of Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in just three sentences is tough—even more so when asked to avoid providing specific details. Below you'll find an example of one way you...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019, 7:34 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I agree with akannan's post to your question. I want to add that the kind of indefference that is being discussed by Elie Wiesel is the kind of head turning that the German people did during the...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2009, 2:06 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I am a great admirer of Elie Wiesel, and I mourn his passing. His mission was just and his work was important. He turned his loss and pain into a force for good. My father liberated a...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2016, 11:57 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was 15-years-old when he was imprisoned in and eventually liberated from German concentration camps. He has subsequently spent the next 70 years with one main mission: warning the rest...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2015, 2:16 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

The original question had to be edited down. I think that the audience Wiesel is addressing in his speech is a unique mix of individuals. On one hand, Wiesel is clearly mindful that part of his...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2013, 9:46 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

There are several differences between the portrayals of the Holocaust in Maus and Night. Both books are about people who survived the holocaust; Maus is even subtitled A Survivor’s Tale. However,...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020, 11:44 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Eliezer (Elie) Wiesel is arguably the most well known Holocaust survivor. He and his family lived in Sighet, and when Wiesel was sixteen the Wiesels and the other Jews in his community were...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2013, 6:35 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

The original question had to be edited. I invite you to resubmit the second question in another question. Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize speech stresses the need to overcome indifference. For...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2013, 10:50 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I think that the main difference between both works is that one is a narrative of what happens during the Holocaust and the other one deals with the implications of consciousness after it. The...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2011, 12:09 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was a prominent writer in many different genres. He was a journalist, an academic, a novelist, and a playwright. Among his reasons for writing were the simple facts that he was a writer...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2022, 9:44 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I think that the arguments presented in Wiesel's speech are highly logical and force democratic societies that stand for freedom and tolerance to examine their own policies and predispositions....

Latest answer posted January 26, 2010, 8:18 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I think is what the author is trying to say is that it is better that there is a God who cares than one who does not care at all. The word "unjust" means that sometimes things happen that cannot be...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2010, 3:49 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel is a survivor the greatest of mass murder in history, the Holocaust. As a young man, he was sent to the most notorious concentration camps run by Nazi Germany, Buchenwald and...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2013, 6:29 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

In his speech, Elie Wiesel is trying to persuade people that they need to care more about other people. He is saying that they have to stop being indifferent about the terrible things that happen...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2010, 6:34 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

One of Wiesel's strengths is that his work operates as both historical, but also ethical. Wiesel's work is dedicated to the proposition that human beings have a role in impacting the lives of...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2013, 10:49 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

In his 1999 speech at the White House, Elie Wiesel asserts that indifference is a “friend of the enemy” that always “benefits the aggressor.” His definition suggests that apathy is just as bad as...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2018, 3:37 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

In Night, Elie Wiesel tells of arriving at Auschwitz, a concentration camp. Initially, Elie was happy to be able to stay with his father, but his happiness quickly turns to fear and dread when one...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2015, 9:51 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

The original question had to be edited down. I would say that the base subject matter of Wiesel's speech is the how the ethical position of indifference is tantamount to perpetrating cruelty....

Latest answer posted February 13, 2013, 11:50 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

The central message shared by all three is this: indifference allows evil to triumph, but indifference can be overcome through the sharing of memories. Through his writing and speeches, Elie Wiesel...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2018, 9:12 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

In September of 1979, referring to the Holocaust Museum, (Wiesel was the first chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council), Eli Wiesel spoke about the relevance of remembering the past so as to...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2012, 9:06 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

In 1945, Jewish man Elie Wiesel was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp. He did not let his traumatizing concentration camp experiences keep him from living an active life. He was a...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2016, 7:27 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp on April 11, 1945. He spent two years in a refugee home in France, during which time he learned French and developed an interest in...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2012, 6:02 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Auschwitz, Dacchau and Buchenwald were "death" camps or "extermination" camps. The main reason a prisoner was sent to one of these camps was for extermination. Zyklon-B gas was the cheapest, most...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2009, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Elie spent some time in an orphanage shortly after his liberation. Afterwards, he attended school in France and eventually found out that his two older sisters had survived the concentration...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2009, 11:32 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

The purpose for most of the medical experiementation done on live humans was three-fold. The first order of business was to use science and technology to create a "superior Arian race". There were...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2009, 7:51 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

I think that any insight you receive here on enotes would have to be secondary to what the expectations of your assignment is and what your instructor is asking. This might be of critical...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2012, 5:33 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Unfortunately, things like this have been with us for at least six thousand years. Just since the end of the Soviet Union there have been multiple incidents in the Balkans, where such massacres...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2009, 4:15 am (UTC)

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Elie Wiesel

Wiesel has served as the moral conscious of the world in regard to genocide and silence since being liberated from the camp and "seeing a corpse stare back at me." He emerged as a journalist and...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2009, 9:41 am (UTC)

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