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Children's Nonfiction Social Activists

Elie Wiesel: The Perils of Indifference

by (author) Rebecca Sjonger

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Social Activists, Holocaust, General
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    Aug 2020
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Elie Wiesel lost most of his family to the Nazi death camps of World War II. As a Holocaust survivor, he dedicated his life to ending injustice, suffering, and indifference. In this 1999 speech given at the White House, Wiesel makes the case for gratitude, passion, and “making a difference” in the world. His speech links being indifferent, or being a bystander to hate, to destroying humanity. Indifference harms all, because “in denying (people) their humanity we betray our own.”

About the author

Rebecca Sjonger is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books for children and young adults, including Life in the Far North and The Life Cylce of a Bat, as well as other "Resource Links of the Year" selections. She lives in Huntsville, Ontario.

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