A Day For The Pursuit Of Peace

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As Blanche Porway’s was being transported to the deleterious Auschwitz concentration camp, she told her sister in an unfacetious voice, “We have to tell the people” . . . The answer from Beril Sinnreich is that “‘it shouldn’t happen again’”, and this is a vehement ideal that many Holocaust survivors share (Shaver)1.Elie Wiesel, author of Night, also shares this ambition and has an immense passion for the pursuit of peace. September 30th, 1928 was a happy day for Shlomo and Sarah Wiesel, for it was the day that their newborn son by the name of Eliezer Wiesel was welcomed into the Wiesel household in Sighet, Transylvania. Just like many typical Orthodox Jewish families in the area, Elie Wiesel had a traditional Jewish upbringing which…show more content…
After Wiesel’s freedom was so rightfully restored, he mediated to himself that he could not sent back to the tainted memory of what happened in his hometown. Rather, he went to France to reconvene with his two older sisters that withstood the horrors of the Holocaust (Goldman, Horn, and Kerner)5.During his time in Paris, Wiesel proceeded to take classes at the Sorbonne. While taking the classes, he engrossed himself in the field of journalism (“Elie Wiesel Timeline . . .”)6.In due time, Elie found a job as a correspondent for an Israeli newspaper, and he began to circumnavigated the world for his livelihood. It was up until that time where Wiesel would decline to speak about what he witnessed in the appalling event that is the Holocaust (Goldman, Horn, and Kerner)7.That is, it was not until he was persuaded by Francois Mauriac that the people of the world are ready to listen to the damnation of what he experienced. With a bountiful number of stories to write, he started with the one that would portray his perspective of the Holocaust (“Elie Wiesel”)8. After parting ways with job as an Israeli newspaper correspondent in 1972 he found a new home in the United States of America. It was in this time that he became a professor at the City College of New York. After four years in New York, Wiesel started his career as a professor at Boston University (Goldman, Horn, and Kerner)9.
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