“The day I received American citizenship was a turning point in my life. From that day on, I felt privileged to belong to a country which, for two centuries, has stood as a living symbol of all that is charitable and decent to victims of injustice everywhere — a country in which every person is entitled to dream of happiness, peace, and liberty; where those who have are taught to give back.”
What an admirable man Elie Wiesel was. He survived the Holocaust and pursued the Nazi war criminals who had escaped punishment. He knew the promise of America. He lived it.
Godspeed, Mr. Wiesel.