Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Elie Wiesel was a liar who fabricated myths of his alleged persecution by the National Socialists, whom, if memory serves me correctly, he preferred to the communists. I seem to remember Jim Condit, Jr. telling me that the weasel fled towards the Germans and away from the bolsheviks, when he had the chance, and that he fabricated the implausible myth that a geyser of bloody lava erupted up from a mass grave of jews, or some such nonsense.
This phony poseur, Elie Wiesel, won the Nobel Peace Prize, but was himself a racist hater. Consider Elie Wiesel's advocacy of racist hatred in this statement from 1968,
"Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone of hate—healthy, virile hate—for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German. To do otherwise would be a betrayal of the dead."--E. Wiesel, Legends of Our Time, Schocken Books,New York, (1982), p. 142.
Touted as if some kind of jewish genius, in all of my observations of Wiesel, he had a weak mind and relied on his hairstyle to create the image of sensitivity he sold to the public, wanting for any insights of his own. He was a phony through and through and did not deserve any of the recognition he received.