Friday’s Findings: Elie Wiesel


“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

Talk about motivational!

This quote was made by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor. He was born in 1928 in Romania and was held prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps during WWII. Wiesel moved to the United States in 1955 and wrote over 40 books, many of which focused on the Holocaust. He also received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for speaking out against repression and racism among people groups, as well as acts of violence towards them.

The first step to putting a stop to anything is to choose a side and raise awareness. Elie Wiesel certainly understood that and lived it out!

Do you agree with his quote?