Psalm Chapter 5

August 5, 2018

Elie Wiesel, Z”L

August 5, 2018
“An inquiry is underway to identify those responsible,” police spokeswoman Florina Metes said, adding that officers were studying footage from surveillance cameras in the northern town of Sighetu Marmatiei,
The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania said: “the grotesque act is not just an attack on Elie Wiesel’s memory, but on all the victims of the Holocaust.”
Activist Maximillian Marco Katz wrote on Facebook that the incident “is a very disturbing and infuriating act of antisemitism” and accused national authorities of not taking anti-Semitic crimes sufficiently seriously.

Wiesel was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 along with his family, after Germany occupied Hungary. At the time Sighet was under Hungarian control.
His sister and mother were gassed on arrival at the camp, and his father also died shortly after being moved to the Buchenwald concentration camp.
Wiesel later went on to become a world-famous political activist, authored more than 50 books and befriended the world’s political and cultural elite. He died in 2016, aged 87.
In addition to remembrance of the Holocaust, he also campaigned against acts of genocide in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, Sudan and the Armenian genocide.
In 2003 he headed a panel of experts that found that between 280,000 and 380,000 Romanian and Ukrainian Jews, as well as 11,000 Roma, perished on Romanian soil under dictator and Nazi ally Ion Antonescu.
He received the received the Nobel prize in 2001.
AFP contributed to this report.


August 5, 2018

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