Born September 30, 1928
Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, activist, Nobel Laureate
"Not to transmit an experience is to betray it."
"I decided to devote my lifeto telling the story becauseI felt that having survived Iowe something to the deadand anyone who does not remember betrays them again."
"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
"I write to understand as much as to be understood."
"Some stories are true that never happened."
"Peace is our gift to each other."