Elie Wiesel: Never Shall We Forget

7 Jul , Main news, News

This past week has been extremely saddening for the ESLI family as one of our own, Elie Wiesel, has passed away.  Mr. Wiesel needs no introduction, but we would like to express our gratitude to the man who served on our Honorary Board and symbolized strength, service and spirit.

Much of the work we do at ESLI relies on his philosophy that we must commit to remember and keep the memory alive:

The duty to remember covers not only big accounts, huge palaces, and rare art collections but also less wealthy families, small merchants, cobblers, peddlers, school teachers, water carriers, beggars: the enemy deprived them of their pathetically poor possessions, such as a prayer book, a shirt, a comb, eyeglasses, toys. 

In other words: the poor victims were robbed of their poverty. What remains is their memory…“We are all brothers and we are all suffering the same fate. The same smoke floats over all our heads. Help one another. It is the only way to survive.- (2)