CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1991 |
Nobel Prize winner and concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel will appear at a Thousand Oaks synagogue Sunday to discuss the Holocaust. A scholar and human rights advocate, Wiesel, 62, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He is on tour to promote his book, "From the Kingdom of Memory." The event is sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Region Jewish Federation Council and synagogues in the Conejo Valley. Wiesel will appear at a $90-a-plate dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 Janss Road.
August 19, 2012 |
Hostage A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 214 pp., $25.95 It's hard to read Elie Wiesel's new novel, "Hostage," without thinking about his classic Holocaust recollection, "Night. " That's partly because both deal with captivity, and even more with questions of faith and identity and our place in the universe, at a moment when such elements appear to have been rendered moot. But even more, "Hostage," like "Night," begs the question of how we read it - of the type of document it is. In the case of the earlier book, that tension (and it is very much a tension)
September 5, 2010 |
The Sonderberg Case A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 178 pp., $25 Elie Wiesel's "Night," a memoir of Auschwitz and Buchenwald that is a pillar of Holocaust literature, is read by schoolchildren all over the world. In the years since he published it in 1958, Wiesel has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and written some 50 books of fiction and nonfiction. Few would argue that a man who was sent to the extermination camps at 15, who saw his mother and little sister led off to the gas chambers and who watched the Nazis work and starve his father to death shouldn't write about the Holocaust as often as he pleases — especially now, when the witnesses are dying out. A better question to ask is whether Wiesel's new novel, "The Sonderberg Case," adds anything measureable to his body of work.
November 27, 1991 |
Since Elie Wiesel--Holocaust witness, author, Nobel Peace Prize laureate--views his mission as asking questions, it seems right to ask one of Wiesel. During his hourlong discussion, "Moyers: Facing Hate With Elie Wiesel" (at 10 tonight on KCET Channel 28 and KPBS Channel 15), this survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald spends more time despairing over his failure to stop anti-Semitic inmates from beating his father than despairing over the crimes Nazis inflicted upon him . Why?
November 5, 1996 |
Among the films screening in the richly diverse "Cinema Judaica '96" series currently at the Music Hall is Melissa Hacker's "My Knees Were Jumping" (Wednesday at 7:15), yet another remarkable documentary bringing to light yet another largely unfamiliar aspect of the Holocaust. One of the most reprehensible aspects of the Holocaust was how many countries, especially in the West and including the United States, refused entry to European Jews desperate to emigrate as the Nazi terror escalated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2007 |
Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust scholar Elie Wiesel was dragged from an elevator and roughed up, possibly by a Holocaust denier, during a peace conference at a hotel last week, police said Friday. According to San Francisco Police Sgt. Neville Gittens, a man approached Wiesel and requested an interview with the acclaimed author on the evening of Feb. 1 at the Argent Hotel, which was hosting the forum sponsored by the San Francisco-based RockRose Institute.