Skip to content

Elie Wiesel

Latest Stories

SOTU guest 9

SOTU guest 9

Then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, daughter Chelsea and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel look on as President Clinton arrives in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill Tuesday Jan. 23, 1996, to deliver his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson) ** FILE **

4_292013_holocaust-2013042-2-28201.jpg

4_292013_holocaust-2013042-2-28201.jpg

Former President Bill Clinton and World War II veteran Scottie Ooton applaud as U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum staff member Rebecca Dupas gets a kiss from Elie Wiesel, the museum's founding chairman, in the District on Monday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

HOLOCAUST_12460

HOLOCAUST_12460

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum staff member Rebecca Dupas (left) smiles with Elie Wiesel (right), the museum's founding chairman, as he receives a commemoration pin during the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's 20th-anniversary commemoration and national tribute to Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans in Washington on Monday, April 29, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

books_elie_wiesel3_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

books_elie_wiesel3_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Heart-bypass surgery was an ordeal but it gave Elie Wiesel a book topic. "Open Heart" was written in French and is now being published in English. Mr. Wiesel, 84, survived the Holocaust and won the Nobel Peace Prize. (Associated Press)

Books_Elie_Wiesel#3.jpg

Books_Elie_Wiesel#3.jpg

Heart-bypass surgery was an ordeal but it gave Elie Wiesel a book topic. "Open Heart" was written in French and is now being published in English. Mr. Wiesel, 84, survived the Holocaust and won the Nobel Peace Prize. (Associated Press)

Obama_Lea_2_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Obama_Lea_2_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

President Obama, accompanied by Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor, lights a candle in the Hall of Remembrance as they tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama_Lea.jpg

Obama_Lea.jpg

President Obama, accompanied by Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor, lights a candle in the Hall of Remembrance as they tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

20110901-145301-pic-479337190.jpg

20110901-145301-pic-479337190.jpg

Play: Imaging Madoff A better name for Deb Margolin's play about Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff would be "To Hell and Back." Originally slated to run last theater season, Margolin hit a roadblock when she sent her script to author and Holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel, who Margolin had made into a character opposite Madoff. Wiesel found the play so offensive that he pressured Theater J to drop the show. They did, and Margolin headed back to her workshop, where she replaced Wiesel with Solomon Galkin, a Jewish writer and Holocaust survivor, just like Wiesel, except fictional. The amount of wrangling that went into getting Margolin's play from the page to the stage--not to mention a feature appearance by character actor Mike Nussbaum--will make this one worth it. To Sept. 25 at Theater J, 1529 16th St NW. Phone: 202-518-9400. Web: dcjcc.org.

20100921-172523-pic-820439340.jpg

20100921-172523-pic-820439340.jpg

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel (Associated Press)