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Elie Wiesel has died
« on: July 02, 2016, 06:51:19 PM »
The Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace laureate Elie Wiesel has died aged 87.

He died in the US, where he lived and had been a citizen since the 1960s.

He became famous after writing about his experiences as a teenager in Nazi concentration camps, where he lost his mother, father and younger sister.

He dedicated his life to ensuring the atrocities committed under the Nazis were never forgotten, and the president of the World Jewish Congress has called him "a beacon of light".


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36696420
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 06:59:10 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 07:02:27 PM »
Memory Eternal

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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 10:50:43 PM »
Memorial eternal!
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 11:30:26 PM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.
Christians say "memory eternal" hehe.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, 11:31:41 PM »
The only passage I remember from Night that has stuck with me since I read it in HS was "Here is God hanging from these gallows" or something like that.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2016, 11:43:06 PM »
memory eternal
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2016, 12:50:37 AM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.
Christians say "memory eternal" hehe.
These are funny days we live in.

And a Judaist on top of that. I can't remember Orthodox Christians' belief that Judaists will be saved.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2016, 09:39:01 AM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.
Christians say "memory eternal" hehe.
These are funny days we live in.

Christians should say "memory eternal" for everyone, even if we don't like the deceased. If they apparently "too sinful" for mercy, then so are we.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2016, 09:45:18 AM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.

Care to explain?
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2016, 11:33:10 AM »
May God have mercy on him and grant him eternal peace.

I can't imagine the horrors he witnessed at the hands of the evil monsters of the Nazi regime.  :(

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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2016, 05:28:29 PM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.

Care to explain?

Nah, I mistook him for Wiesenthal.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2016, 08:23:49 PM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.

Care to explain?

Nah, I mistook him for Wiesenthal.

We'd be over a decade late wishing olav ha-sholom (memory eternal) for Simon Wiesenthal. 8)
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2016, 11:56:18 PM »
Max Blumenthal had some unkind things to say about Elie Wiesel today; at first I thought maybe that's where Svartzorn was getting his spiel.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2016, 12:06:28 AM »
Memory eternal
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2016, 04:11:14 AM »
Night was an amazing book. That's why I was so troubled when Elie Wiesel compared Republicans who criticized Bill Clinton to Nazis. It grieved me to hear a man who personally witnessed and experienced the atrocities of the Holocaust perpetuating the same sort of hateful propaganda that leads to such horrors. But God rest his soul. Night is a beautiful, haunting, and important literary work that will have an indelibly positive impact on history.

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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2016, 08:17:15 AM »
It's true though that Wiesel helped make the holocaust into an industry/ fetish and exploited it to justify the brutal Israeli occupation.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2016, 09:40:22 AM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.

Care to explain?

Nah, I mistook him for Wiesenthal.

We'd be over a decade late wishing olav ha-sholom (memory eternal) for Simon Wiesenthal. 8)

Death to the world dodos.

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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2016, 09:52:28 AM »
A man who dedicated his life for vengeance under disputable methods.

Care to explain?

Nah, I mistook him for Wiesenthal.

We'd be over a decade late wishing olav ha-sholom (memory eternal) for Simon Wiesenthal. 8)



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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2016, 10:20:43 AM »
It's true though that Wiesel helped make the holocaust into an industry/ fetish and exploited it to justify the brutal Israeli occupation.

Well, there goes my last bit of respect for you.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2016, 10:35:47 AM »
It's true though that Wiesel helped make the holocaust into an industry/ fetish and exploited it to justify the brutal Israeli occupation.

Well, there goes my last bit of respect for you.

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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2016, 10:57:49 AM »
A prime example of what I'm talking about: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.612072?v=AEFD5464BDA3D0E3979C9DEC9DF9A9B5

Night was great and there's no denying the horror he survived, but he used his experience to promote evil.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2016, 12:42:50 PM »
A prime example of what I'm talking about: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.612072?v=AEFD5464BDA3D0E3979C9DEC9DF9A9B5

Night was great and there's no denying the horror he survived, but he used his experience to promote evil.
It's worth noting that Night is very toned-down compared to the original manuscript. I too enjoyed the book, but editing was done to it in order to present Wiesel in a more favorable light.
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Re: Elie Wiesel has died
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2016, 01:50:32 PM »
And out come all the very special posts intended to show their authors are too cool to be snookered by things like respect for an admired life, or piety shown to the dead.
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