Please forward this error screen to 208. At The History Place – Part of our great speeches collection. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel, gave this impassioned speech in the East Room of the White House on The perils of indifference essay 12, 1999, as part of the Millennium Lecture series, hosted by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Wiesel received 25 lashes of the whip for a minor infraction. Wiesel was liberated by American troops in April 1945. Paris and became a journalist then later settled in New York. Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Founding Chair of the United States Holocaust Memorial.
Goethe’s beloved Weimar, in a place of eternal infamy called Buchenwald. He was finally free, but there was no joy in his heart. And now, I stand before you, Mr. Gratitude is a word that I cherish. And I am grateful to you, Hillary — or Mrs. And I thank all of you for being here.