Rachael Kohn fonder memories of Elie Wiesel interview

July 11, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Elie Wiesel granted Rachael an exclusive interview in 1999 at the publication of his memoirs All Rivers Run to the Sea and The Sea is Always Full.

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, writer, human rights activist and Nobel Laureate was one of the first to break the silence after the Holocaust. 

Witnessing human degradation in the camps launched him on a life long quest of understanding and faith that influenced Jewish and Christian thinkers alike. 

A prolific author, professor and human rights activist, Wiesel granted Rachael an exclusive interview in 1999 at the publication of his memoirs All Rivers Run to the Sea and The Sea is Always Full. 

Rachael Kohn

Rachael Kohn

The program includes readings from his writings including Night and Gates of the Forest.

This program can be heard from the Spirit of Things website as streamed audio or downloaded onto your personal player or mobile.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/spiritofthings/elie-wiesel:-life-is-a-quest/7573118

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One Response to “Rachael Kohn fonder memories of Elie Wiesel interview”
  1. Lynne Newington says:

    Yes, such was his spirituality, when he spoke his words cut to the marrow.
    Who could forget what he said when Pope John Paul 11 soon after becoming pope visited Aushwitz conducting a Mass for the dead asking why he didn’t invite a Rabbi and nine Jews to have a minion to recite the Kaddish for the Jews without a grave?
    Or more recently, the recollection of Rabbi Yehiel Poupko when he was inviited to speak before priests and religious and following his presentation, when a nun raised her hand and asked; ” How long will you continue to burden us with the Holocaust?
    His inspired reply was, “you want us to stop talking about the Holocaust?
    You want us to forget the six million Jews murdered just a few years ago?
    And yet, you won’t let us forget the death of one man, a Jew who died two thousand years ago.”
    Resting In Peace.

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