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Alex Green: "Six million of our souls went up over Europe during the Holocaust. With "Night," Elie Wiesel returned to us one slim, howling tribute testifying to the fact of their existence." In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo Elie Wiesel is photographed in his office in New York. Wiesel, the Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 87. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
Alex Green: "Six million of our souls went up over Europe during the Holocaust. With "Night," Elie Wiesel returned to us one slim, howling tribute testifying to the fact of their existence." In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo Elie Wiesel is photographed in his office in New York. Wiesel, the Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 87. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
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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.

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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.

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