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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:36 PM

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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Reply Elie Wiesel and Obama Will Co-Author Book- ‘A Book of Friends’ (Original post)
Sunlei Dec 2012 OP
babylonsister Dec 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #4
byeya Dec 2012 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #3
aint_no_life_nowhere Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #6
DemoTex Dec 2012 #7
AAO Dec 2012 #8
DemoTex Dec 2012 #9
AAO Dec 2012 #12
undeterred Dec 2012 #10
PlanetBev Dec 2012 #11

Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:52 PM

1. High praise for our Prez from a man I admire greatly. Thanks for this. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:56 PM

4. My thoughts exactly. n/t

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:52 PM

2. I'll wait for the movie

 

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:55 PM

3. Thanks for posting this.

I have so much respect for Elie Wiesel. I'll be waiting for the book.

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:21 PM

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.

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:28 PM

6. Thank you, Suniel

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:40 PM

7. I once flew Elie Wiesel ..

He sat in first class. I talked with him as the other passengers boarded. He was very engaging.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:51 PM

8. What do you mean, "I flew him"?

 

Are you a pilot? Or a passenger?

BTW, Some people say I'm nosy. I don't know why.

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Response to AAO (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:08 PM

9. He was on an airline flight that I was piloting

I am a retired airline captain.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:50 PM

12. Man, am I relieved!

 

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:48 PM

10. That is a high compliment for Obama.

Elie Wiesel is a very deep man. I believe he was about 17 when he left the death camp.

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:38 PM

11. Great news

When the book comes out, I'm gonna shove it in front of some of my "Obama is against Israel" cousins.

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