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Teaching Hope, despair and memory Nobel lecture 1986

Hope, despair and memory Nobel lecture 1986

The Jewish author, philosopher and humanist Elie Wiesel made it his life's work to bear witness to the genocide committed by the Nazis during World War II. He was the world's leading spokesman on the Holocaust.\n\nAfter Hitler's forces had moved into Hungary in 1944, the Wiesel family was deported to the Auschwitz extermination camp in Poland. Elie Wiesel's mother and younger sister perished in the gas chamber there. In 1945 Elie and his father were sent on to Buchenwald, where his father died of starvation and dysentery. Seventeen-year-old Elie was still alive when American soldiers opened the camp.\n\nFor the world to remember and learn from the Holocaust was not Elie Wiesel's only g

Elie Wiesel
The Nobel Foundation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What role can memory play in working to make the world a better place?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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