A unique exhibition on life and work of Elie Wiesel launched by Limmud FSU in Tel Avi
A special event was held yesterday in memory of Nobel Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel at the Jewish Heritage Center at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with Limmud FSU and Yad Vashem.
During the official event, an exhibition on the life and work of Elie Wiesel was on display. The exhibition, initiated by Limmud FSU, was first launched at the Israeli Cultural Center in Moscow this August, and includes dozens of photographs from different milestones in Elie Wiesel’s life.
This is the first time this exhibition is being shown in Israel, and in the upcoming months will be displayed at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Limmud FSU Israel conference in Eilat, and afterwards travel around the world, including to the United States and UK in early 2017.
Opening the exhibition, Limmud FSU Rabbi Menachem Hacohen spoke about the source of a well-known term Wiesel used, “Jews of Silence”: “For Wiesel, there were two kinds of Holocaust survivors – physical survivors, and spiritual survivors – all those Soviet Jews who survived the enormous assimilation of the Stalin Era in USSR, and managed to preserve their Judaism despite great difficulties and despair.”