The Many Legacies of Elie Wiesel
“I believe firmly and profoundly that whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness, so those who hear us, those who read us must continue to bear witness for us. Until now, they’re doing it with us. At a certain point in time, they will do it for all of us.”
In the aftermath of the Holocaust, at a time when the world could not bear to remember, Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel could not bear to forget. Through his singular moral leadership, intellect, and eloquence, he gave voice to those who had been silenced forever and devoted his life to fulfilling the promise of “never again” for all future victims of genocide.
Wiesel’s impact endures in his writings, the students he taught, the millions of lives he touched, and his choice to raise children in the Jewish faith. It also endures in a building in the heart of the capital of the free world, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he was the founding father.
These videos explore different aspects of his impact and legacy through the voices of many of those who knew him best.