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The perils of indifference-by elie wiesel

by matthew oevermann and nick vacek

Nick Vacek

on 17 December 2012

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Transcript of The perils of indifference-by elie wiesel

By Nicholas Vacek and Matthew Oevermann Summary Purpose of the Speech Important Line Author's accomplishments "What about the children? Oh, we see them on television, we read about them in the papers, and we do so with a broken heart. Their fate is always the most tragic, inevitably. When adults wage war, children perish. We see their faces, their eyes. Do we hear their pleas? Do we feel their pain, their agony? Every minute one of them dies of disease, violence, famine. Some of them -- so many of them -- could be saved" (Wiesel,3). Elie Wiesel is a survivor of the Holocaust. He presents his speech to the president about his past horrors. Elie witnessed people wrapped in their own torn battered belongings suffered from disease and pysical harm. It was president Roosevelt who was in office when the troops freed Elie, and his people and he greatly respects them for that. The purpose of the speech is to tell people about the horrors and his feelings about the Holocaust and how the united states president sent troops to rescue him and the Jewish people. He also wanted to tell people that indifference is wrong and that people should be treated equally. "Sixty years ago human cargo--- maybe at least 1,ooo Jews--- Was turned around back to Nazi Germany... hundreds of Jewish shops destroyed along with synogogs. Thousands of people were put into concentration camps" (Wiesel,2). Elie Wiesel was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Also he wrote 40+ books. He also established the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. In the year 1978 President Carter named Elie to chair of the Presidents Commission on the Holocaust. quote Elie Wiesel Works Citeted Wiesel,Elie. "Elie Wiesel Speech-The Perils Of
Indifference." 12 1999. Address. The End!
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