Join an international tribute to author, humanitarian and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in NYC on Sunday, Jan. 29th. The FREE event includes a reading of his seminal work, Night, by celebrities including Joel Grey, Itzhak Perlman, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and his son, Elisha Wiesel.
The International Tribute to Elie Wiesel: A Community Reading of Night is 3pm to 8pm, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan.
Attend for the entire event, or just one part.
The Museum opens at 10am, and is FREE all day. Hear Holocaust survivors share their testimonies in the museum’s Core Exhibition prior to the Tribute, from noon to 2pm.
The Elie Wiesel tribute also is being live streamed around the world, at www.mjhnyc.org/night.
Wiesel, of course, was a Holocaust survivor, and his book Night is a searing account of his survival from Auschwitz.
Wiesel, who famously became the world’s conscience and a fierce opponent to the madness of war, was one of many important and influential New Yorkers we lost in 2016.
Elie Wiesel Tribute readers include:
- Israel Consul General Dani Dayan,
- French Ambassador François Delattre,
- Tovah Feldshuh,
- Joel Grey,
- Sheldon Harnick,
- Jessica Hecht,
- Fanya Gottesfeld Heller,
- David Hyde Pierce,
- Bill T. Jones,
- Daniel and Nina Libeskind,
- Sheila Nevins,
- Itzhak Perlman,
- Ron Rifkin,
- Daryl Roth,
- Consul General of Germany Brita Wagener,
- Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is at 36 Battery Place just north of Battery Park.
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