Remembering Elie WieselPlay
Author, writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel died over the weekend. He was 87 years old. In 1986, Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize. In his acceptance speech, he said, "The world did know and remained silent, and that is why I swore never to be silent, whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must speak. We must take sides."
Wiesel was true to his words, authoring dozens of books, including his autobiographical "Night." For nearly 40 years, Wiesel was a professor at Boston University. We talk to members of the community about this loss.
Rabbi Joseph Polak, rabbi emeritus of the Hillel House at Boston University and author of "After The Holocaust The Bells Still Ring."
Susannah Heschel, professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.
This segment aired on July 5, 2016.