The Obsessions of Elie Wiesel

February 10, 2015 With Elie Wiesel

A striking side-note from a discussion in 1981 with Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and historian of the Holocaust. He reveals that he himself was, inadvertently, the source of that┬ádesignation (meaning, in the original Hebrew, “burnt offering”) for the term that has come to stand for the mass murder of European Jewry.