Romanian-born American writer, professor of humanities at Boston University. Weisel is best known for his writing and speaking about the treatment of the Jews during World War II. He and his family were taken to the Auschwitz and Buchenwald Nazi concentration camps when he was 16 years old. His family was killed there, but he survived to write acclaimed books such as Night (1956) and Dawn (1961). In 1986 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ensuring that the world remembers the holocaust.
|There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.|
quoted by Harry Stein in New Choices
|There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.|
1994 - quoted in Webster's Electronic Quotebase, edited by Keith Mohler