Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:36 PM
Sunlei (9,887 posts)
Elie Wiesel and Obama Will Co-Author Book- ‘A Book of Friends’
Source: The Jewish Daily Foward
Elie Wiesel and President Obama are writing a book together, the Holocaust survivor and author told an Israeli newspaper.
Haaretz reported that Wiesel and Obama became friends in 2009 when Wiesel joined Obama on a visit to the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp, where Wiesel was interned at the end of World War II following a death march from Auschwitz.
“We talk about philosophy, contemplation, thought, but never about politics. He is a thinking person, a person with depth and intellectual curiosity,” Wiesel said about the dinners that the two occasionally have together.
Wiesel and Obama first met when Wiesel lectured at California’s Occidental College, where Obama was a student.
“Your lecture has stayed with me to this day,” the president told Wiesel years later, Wiesel told Haaretz. “When I heard that, my pulse went up. I told myself that I have to be careful because I can never know whether anyone in the audience will be a future president.”
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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:21 PM
aint_no_life_nowhere (21,658 posts)
5. I saw him on French television when when I spent a year in France
attending the American College in Paris way back in 1968. He appeared several times on a popular French TV show Les Dossiers de L’Ecran where they would show movie footage on a specific topic and afterwards take calls from a national audience. I remember him appearing on a show where they presented at least an hour of death camp footage and he then talked about his incredible experience of survival both physically and spiritually after losing every member of his family. I think he appeared on another show where they showed the film Gentleman’s Agreement and then discussed the issue of anti-semitism in society. He struck me as an extremely moral and ethical person with a very good heart. I was deeply impressed. His French language ability by the way was very good.