Following the death of Holocaust survivor, Nobel winner and author Elie Wiesel over the weekend, NJDC issued this statement:
The world has lost a voice of morality—a power who forced the world to confront the horrors of the Holocaust and who refused to stand idly by in the face of other genocides.
Elie Wiesel fought for the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, and he fought so that others would not suffer the same fate.
To forget the Holocaust, he said, would be to kill the victims a second time. To forget Wiesel would mean to forget both that the Holocaust had universal applications and that as the Nobel Prize winner himself would say, “Not all its victims were Jews, but all Jews were its victims.”
May his memory be a blessing. And, may it also be a reminder of our humanity and morality.