Reaction to the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, 87, author of “Night.” His death was announced Saturday by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.
“The state of Israel and the Jewish people express sorrow over the death of Elie Wiesel. Elie, a master of words, gave expression to the victory of the human spirit over cruelty and evil with his unusual personality and captivating stories. In the darkness of the Holocaust when our brothers and sisters perished — the six million — Elie Wiesel served as a ray of light and an example of humanity that believes in the goodness of man. Elie’s prolific creations do not just reflect the Holocaust but also the hope and optimism against the darkness of Auschwitz. Jerusalem — the eternal capital of Israel — represented to him our ability to rise from the bottom and reach new heights.”— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu