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President Obama and Elie Wiesel Will Co-Author Book
Elie Wiesel hugs President Barack Obama before speech at Holocaust Museum in Washington.The book, which the two men will resume writing after Tuesday’s presidential election, is “a book of two friends,” Wiesel, a Nobel laureate, told Haaretz.
Haaretz reported that Wiesel and Obama became friends in 2009 when Wiesel joined Obama on a visit to the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp, where Wiesel was interned at the end of World War II following a death march from Auschwitz.
“Your lecture has stayed with me to this day,” the president told Wiesel years later, Wiesel told Haaretz. “When I heard that, my pulse went up. I told myself that I have to be careful because I can never know whether anyone in the audience will be a future president.”
A brief exerpt from Obama addressing the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, various Holocaust promoters and families of Jewish WW2 survivors at the Holocaust Days of Remembrance ceremony in 2009.
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