Elie Wiesel

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  • Project-based learning curriculum paying off in Alabama

    Many teachers and administrators laud project-based learning as not only effective for academic achievement, but also improving student attitudes toward learning and even potentially helpful in closing achievement gaps — but is that really the case?

  • Petty theft claims Holocaust survivor's treasures

    What Max Glauben waited decades to obtain, thieves took in a matter of minutes.

  • Elie Wiesel survives Madoff wipeout, heart bypass

    When Elie Wiesel emerged from quintuple heart bypass surgery, still wired to monitors, he immediately started writing a book about the ordeal _ "in my head." In French.

  • 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)

    For writer Wiesel, heart surgery is a book topic

    When Elie Wiesel emerged from quintuple heart-bypass surgery, still wired to monitors, he immediately started writing a book about the ordeal — "in my head." In French.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    WADDINGTON: No death camps for Iranian dissidents

    When Elie Wiesel speaks, people listen. He speaks softly and chooses his words carefully. In 1986, when this survivor of Hitler's death camp at Buchenwald was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he was cited as a "messenger to mankind" whose message has always been one of peace and human dignity.

  • President Obama speaks April 23, 2012, at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. (Associated Press)

    At Holocaust Museum, Wiesel challenges Obama over Israel policy

    President Obama toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Monday and called it a reminder that nations too often do not do enough to prevent atrocities, even as his host challenged him to do more about the killing of civilians in Syria and the threat posed by Iran.

  • 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 targets Iran, Syria with new sanctions

    Surrounded by the haunting memories of the Holocaust, a solemn President Obama on Monday announced a new crackdown on Iran and Syria and said the world never again must allow hatred to take root into the "madness" of mass atrocities.

  • Leopold Socha, played by Robert Wieckiewicz, turns from a con man to a humanitarian in "In Darkness." (Sony Pictures Classics)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'In Darkness'

    I'm of two minds about "In Darkness," a film about a Polish sewer worker who shelters a group of Jews from the Lvov ghetto during the last days of the Nazi occupation in 1943. Based on a 1991 nonfiction book by Robert Marshall, the film — an Oscar nominee for best foreign film — places its emphasis on a sliver of feel-good anecdote that threatens to diminish the larger history it taps.

  • Eckhart Tolle tops Winfrey sales list

    Congratulations, Eckhart Tolle. You topped the list of the Oprah Winfrey book club's biggest sellers of the past decade.

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