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June 6, 2008

Subject: “We must take sides,” Elie Wiesel

So that you know what side to take, we strive to find and bring you facts and truth you won’t find in most media.

“We must take sides,” was Elie Wiesel’s cautioning when he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his autobiography -“Night.”
Elie Wiesel (born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928)[1] is a Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps.

Elie Wiesel's statement, "...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..." stands as a succinct summary of his views on life and serves as the driving force of his work.

A powerful excerpt from “Night”

“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.

Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.

Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.”

Good Neighbor is passionate about being heard, for we agree with Mr. Wiesel, that “…to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all…”

Want to learn more about Elie Wiesel? http://elie-wiesel.com/