Elie Wiesel, right, in his office at Boston University with his Israeli editor, Yoel Rappel, whose interview with the famous "survivor" was published on January 28th in Israel’s Y-Net News.
“Personal reasons” has been given for Elie Wiesel’s failure to attend this year’s annual International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau January 27th. This United Nations-declared commemoration day (since 2006) is being incorrectly called “Holocaust Memorial Day” or “Holocaust Remembrance Day” by the media and others who don’t feel like repeating the long, actual title.
The latter can become a problem because, as Wiesel’s interviewer pointed out in what follows : “The American nation officially commemorates the memory of the victims of the Holocaust on the same day as the State of Israel” — that is, on Yom Hashoah according to the Hebrew calendar, which falls in the Spring (April or May). This event is called “Days of Remembrance” and lasts for 7 days, beginning on Saturday evening Shabbat and ending at Shabbat one week later. In this, like in so much else, the U.S. is in lock-step with Israel (with Israel leading, the United States Congress following).
However, both the U.S. and Israel also support and join in with the newer January 27th United Nations-proclaimed commemoration, since it was conceived and pushed through the UN by the State of Israel! See here at bottom of page. That gives the world two major “Holocaust remembrance” events, all the better to “engrave” the holocaust into the minds of all humanity, but especially Western man. Continue reading the interview at Elie Wiesel Cons The World