Elie Wiesel, born ninety years ago, is one of the most defining figures of the 20th century. Born as the son of a devout Jewish grocer in the Carpathians (Hungary at that time), he was deported to Auschwitz at the age of 16 – and survived the death camp. His life’s work was to snatch the silenced voices of the victims from oblivion and confront inhumanity where he encounters it today. For the theologian and religious educator Reinhold Boschki, the encounter with Elie Wiesel became a formative experience: The young German became a student of the Jewish scholar in Boston and met him time and again: in Boston, Berlin, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Davos, Oslo and New York. In his book, Boschki recalls the life and work of Elie Wiesel from the perspective of a student and companion.
- An intimate look at the witness of the century
- Excitingly narrated close-up of his life and work