Remembering Elie Wiesel

This post was originally published on our Master’s program in Holocaust studies’s blog.

Holocaust Studies in Haifa

This post was written by our administrative assistant Audrey Zada who is also an alumna of our program from cohort I.

elie-wiesel1.jpgHis words taught generations of people to be empathetic, respectful and to care about this horrific part of his life. Everyone I knew read Night in high school, and through Wiesel’s story became connected to at least a small part of the Holocaust.
I chose to study at Boston University for my undergraduate degree so I could be a part of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, and as a junior I had the priceless privilege of taking a course with Professor Wiesel. The class was held in a beautiful library in a converted brownstone, and a small group of students sat around a large elegant table with Professor Wiesel standing at its head. Each week we read one of his fiction novels and discussed it with him. …

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