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Great Hearts Of Courage Series: Elie Wiesel

29 minutes 37 seconds

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Rustic wooden house next to a haystack. Caption. Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928.

Wiesel is a writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and Holocaust survivor. Despite his experiences in concentration camps and the loss of his mother, father, and sister to the Nazis, Wiesel has remained a spokesperson for reconciliation and peace across all human divisions. He is perhaps best known for pushing forward the creation of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., but has also led international conferences and movements such as the Anatomy of Hate, where he said (in) "naming the disease . . . which has plagued humankind since its beginning . . . we shall restore a sense of confidence in ourselves with regard to the future." NOTE: Contains sensitive materials and visuals.

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Runtime: 29 minutes 37 seconds

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    Christi B. (Brecksville, OH)
    April 15th, 2020 at 07:50 AM

    This was used to introduce the book "Night" to a group of sixth graders who were studying World War II. It was a perfect intro to the concepts of both the Holocaust and the war.

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    Andrea T. (Marshall, TX)
    April 24th, 2019 at 04:24 PM

    This is a fantastic program!

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    Jessica M. (North Richland Hills, TX)
    October 31st, 2018 at 08:48 AM

    Great resource for students! This really helped give context to a complicated issue before beginning a novel.