former political prisoner in the Soviet Union, current chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel and friend of Wiesel.
Elie Wiesel’s great mission on behalf of Soviet Jews
By Natan Sharansky, op-ed in the Washington Post on July 4
Perhaps better than anyone else of our age, Elie Wiesel grasped the terrible power of silence. He understood that the failure to speak out, about both the horrors of the past and the evils of the present, is one of the most effective ways there is to perpetuate suffering and empower those who inflict it.
Wiesel therefore made it his life’s mission to ensure that silence…
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