Elie Wiesel is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. During World War II, his parents and sister were killed in concentration camps. Wiesel spent 11 months in Nazi concentration camps before being liberated from Buchenwald in April 1945 by the 89th Infantry Division. If you have not read Wiesel’s memoir Night, you should. His memoir is quite harrowing about the horrors of the Holocaust and living with survivor’s guilt. Also he discusses the importance of never forgetting those who died during it.
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- Steam fire engine rushes by, early 1900s — Share the History Love... Three white horses rushing down city street pulling a steam fire engine carrying three fire fighters on its way to a fire sometime between 1900 and 1920. Crowds on the street and inside the Shaw building watch fire engine go by. Share the History Love... [...]