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Speaking of Human Rights This paper is about 2 very powerful speeches about human rights from very different experiences. Elie Wiesel’s speech The Perils of Indifference and Susan B. Anthony’s speech On Women’s Right’s to Vote. They both spoke of situation’s that show indifference towards people. Elie Wiesel who was gave a speech in front of The President of the United States Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary and members of Congress is a holocaust survivor and has since become a human rights activist. He begins by telling the story of when he was a young boy 54 years ago in 1946 how he was freed by American Soldiers and he will always grateful for the rage and compassion he saw on their faces. He then goes on the speak about indifference and how it can be tempting because it is much easier to look away from pain and suffering yet to the person suffering it can make them feel inconsequential or invisible (Weisel,1999).

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