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14. indifference by wiesel

14. indifference by wiesel - Elie Wiesel"The Perils of...

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Elie Wiesel: "The Perils of Indifference" (1999) Elie Wiesel was sent to a concentration camp during WWII. Although he was liberated by the Allied troops, his sister and parents both did not. He wrote many books and gave many lectures, where he expressed his experiences and his opinions on the persecution based on race, religion, or national origin. He is the author of fifty-seven books and he was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1986 for his messages about spreading peace. Mrs. Clinton introduced and President Clinton closed Elie Wiesel’s speech, “The Perils of Indifference.” Mrs. Clinton first introduced him by explaining the word today. She said that America should look at the past and learn from the mistakes of others and act on behalf of what is right. She believed that America was ready to accomplish more and to be better and that to be indifferent to the evils of the world was an evil even of itself. Mr. Wiesel included many anecdotes concerning how disturbing indifference was to him. He stated that people who are indifferent live meaningless lives, and indifference
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