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AngelaMerkel  ElieWiesel  from twitter_favs
march 2017 by ndCooper
The oppression of silence
"And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remain silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. 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."
politics  humanity  eliewiesel  neutrality  science  persecution  oppression  complicity  2016  bystanders  race  religion  dignity  humanism  via:lukeneff 
july 2016 by robertogreco
Silence helps the oppressor, never the tormented.
ElieWiesel  from twitter_favs
july 2016 by dionysia
RT : is the fourth prisoner, bottom left corner. on 16th April 1945.
Buchenwald  ElieWiesel  from twitter
july 2016 by jstone12
When Eli Wiesel Confronted Ronald Reagan - The Daily Beast
“Before the ceremony, the Wiesel-Reagan ‘meet and greet,’ extended to 26 minutes, delaying the ceremony. In the Roosevelt Room, knowing he was boosting a critic, Reagan graciously hailed Wiesel for memorializing the Holocaust and for defending Israel, Soviet Jews, Ethiopian Jews and humanity. Reagan articulated what could be Wiesel’s epitaph: ‘'He teaches about death, but in the end he teaches about life.’”

Can you imagine, in today’s political life, political opponents (in some degree at least) being as gracious to one another as Wiesel & Reagan were? This scarcely seems possible to me in our current climate.
ElieWiesel  RonaldReagan 
july 2016 by cbearden
RT : On the day died Trump tweeted this anti-Semitic image & took hours to delete it.
ElieWiesel  from twitter
july 2016 by jstone12
RT : Spoken by in his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Still relevant 30 years later.
ElieWiesel  from twitter
july 2016 by nicksergeant
RT : The time was asked to become Israel's president.
RIP  ElieWiesel  from twitter
july 2016 by AramZS
Spoken by in his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Still relevant 30 years later.
ElieWiesel  from twitter_favs
july 2016 by sidcarter
RT : : , Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Renowned Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 87
BREAKING  ElieWiesel  from twitter
july 2016 by railmeat
More than 350 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors and Victims of the Nazi Gen...
Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza ~ 327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide published this letter written in response to Elie WieselΓÇÖs manipulation of the Nazi Genocide in the Saturday, August 23rd edition of the New York Times. Since then several more have signed on..... "We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia...."
GazaWar  GazaMassacre  HolocaustSurvivors  Holocaust  Israel  ElieWiesel  Delicious 
september 2014 by juandante
Who Is Bearing Witness to the Revolution? -
But there is also a paradox about this digital bearing of witness: Amid the chaos and fragmentation and deluge of the new media world, it becomes easier for witness to hear, but perhaps harder to listen. Noise multiplies; signal is scarcer. Links to articles are disseminated to others before the articles are read. Genuine testimony and propaganda mingle freely under the flag of the #Jan25 Twitter hashtag, no one knowing for sure which is which.

Wiesel fears that, even as the technology makes it harder not to know, it chips away at the duty, after knowing, of understanding: of asking why, making sense of things, judging, empathizing — and of committing tragic events to a deeper kind of memory.

“In one way, what worries me is that there is so much chatter that we forget how to listen,” he said. Today “everybody has something to say,” he added, and perhaps less interest in absorbing tragedy’s lessons. “Before speaking, there is thinking. But today everything goes so fast, so fast.”
eliewiesel  wiesel  witnessing 
february 2011 by lofting
Log In - The New York Times
interviews on , and digital bearing of witness ("twitnessing", "i-standers"?):
Egypt  Jan25  ElieWiesel  from twitter
february 2011 by sdp
Elie Wiesel Bio
The seven stanza "Never shall I forget" statement for Elie Wiesel's "Night."
eliewiesel  books  quotes  holocaust 
april 2008 by kylehardgrave

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