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with Elie Wiesel

Original Forum date: Nov 17, 1983

About Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel is the Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities at Boston University and chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. A survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, he is a prolific author whose writings provide a vivid, first-hand perspective on the Holocaust. He is the author of the trilogy Night, Dawn, and Day, and his 1979 book and play, The Trial of God, is based on an experience at Auschwitz where three Jewish prisoners staged a trial against God for allowing the oppression of the Jewish people.