Sunday, July 03, 2016

Holocaust Survivor and Moral Spokesman Elie Wiesel Dies

Elie Wiesel, eulogized by the Washington Post as the "memory keeper of the Holocaust," died Saturday at age 87.  He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.  President Obama issued a statement (full text) calling Wiesel one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world." Vice President Biden also issued a statement of condolence (full text) as did Bill and Hillary Clinton (full text) in a statement posted on the Clinton Foundation website.