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At National Cathedral, a Notable New Face

Bust of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel joins other icons in Human Rights Porch

(Newser) - Elie Wiesel is joining Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, and Eleanor Roosevelt in Washington, DC—on the National Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch. His bust, carved by stonemason Sean Callahan using medieval techniques, will be the cathedral's first image of a modern Jewish person, the New York Times reports. Wiesel,...

Holocaust Museum Takes Stand Against Aung San Suu Kyi

In 'strong rebuke,' it rescinds Elie Wiesel Award

(Newser) - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum gives out its prestigious Elie Wiesel Award to just one person a year, selecting "an internationally prominent individual whose actions have advanced the Museum's vision of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity." Now, the second...

'Witness to History's Greatest Crime:' Wiesel Mourned
'Witness to History's Greatest Crime:' Wiesel Mourned 

'Witness to History's Greatest Crime:' Wiesel Mourned

Holocaust survivor was 'a guide for us all'

(Newser) - Reaction is pouring in to the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, 87, author of Night. Highlights, via the AP :
  • "The state of Israel and the Jewish people express sorrow over the death of Elie Wiesel. Elie, a master of words, gave expression to

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Laureate, Has Died

He was 87

(Newser) - Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died at the age of 87, the AP reports. The death of one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians was announced Saturday. Wiesel summed up his mission in 1986 when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize: "Whenever and wherever human...

Obama Writing Book With Elie Wiesel

Holocaust survivor says it will be 'book of two friends'

(Newser) - Now that President Obama has been re-elected, he might have a little more time for another big project: Writing a book with Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel. Wiesel, who wrote about his time in Auschwitz in his memoir Night, says they are writing "a book...

Mormons Baptize Anne Frank
 Mormons Baptize Anne Frank 

Mormons Baptize Anne Frank

Member of church conducts ritual in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - The Mormon Church last weekend appears to have once again baptized Anne Frank, defying an agreement with Jewish leaders to refrain from posthumously baptizing Jews in general and Holocaust figures in particular. Former Mormon Church member Helen Radkey discovered the baptism on a Mormons-only database used to chart genealogy and...

Obama Rips Holocaust Deniers at Buchenwald

(Newser) - President Obama blasted Holocaust deniers today on a tour of a Nazi concentration camp, Reuters reports. At Buchenwald, Germany, the president called Holocaust denial “baseless, ignorant and hateful.” Obama did not mention Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by name, but after Iran's president called the Holocaust a "great deception" ...

Obama Visits Buchenwald
 Obama Visits Buchenwald 

Obama Visits Buchenwald

Great-uncle helped free Buchenwald

(Newser) - President Obama toured the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald today, the BBC reports. “These sites have not lost their horror with the passage of time,” said Obama, accompanied on his visit by German chancellor Angela Merkel and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Obama noted that his great-uncle, part of the...

Wiesel: Put 'Psychopath' Madoff in Prison

(Newser) - Author and Nazi hunter Elie Wiesel, who lost $15.2 million in foundation money and a good chunk of his own fortune to Bernie Madoff, railed today against the “psychopath” financier, the New York Post reports. “He should be put in a solitary cell with a screen, and...

More Banks, Celebs Losers in Madoff Scam

BNP Paribas, RBS join charities of Spielberg, Wiesel as Ponzi victims

(Newser) - Bernard Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme, which federal investigators say cost investors $50 billion, continues to claim more victims, reports the Wall Street Journal. Spain’s Grupo Santander and France’s BNP Paribas said yesterday they’re on the list, as are charities involving Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and director...

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