Elie Wiesel’s Remarks at the Dedication of Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum
In “Elie Wiesel’s Remarks at the Dedication of Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum,” acclaimed author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel discusses the museum’s ability to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust and his hopes for its impact on the future.
When and How to Pair: This speech can help students evaluate the conclusion of the novel, when the author writes: “Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again. Not in this day and age.” Ask students if they agree or disagree with the author’s statement. Ask students to brainstorm answers to Wiesel’s question “What should we do?” based on their reading of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.”