How Wiesel’s “tattoo” looks from where I’m sitting

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2016-07-15 16:25

Enlarged close-up of Elie Wiesel’s arms in a 2006 photograph by Eyal Toueg, first published by Haaretz on July 9th. (see previous article)


by Carolyn Yeager

It’s pretty pathetic to be confronted with a picture like the above, and expected to acknowledge that it is Elie Wiesel’s Auschwitz tattoo that I have been asking to see for six years now. Once again, the best suggestion I have for magnifying it is to click on it to get the image page, then hit the plus key up to 8 times while holding down the Ctrl key. The image stays sharp while being greatly enlarged. What do you see? I invite all the amateur, and maybe professional sleuths out there to do their thing.

Wiesel has been hiding this faded-out, so-far-undecipherable spot on his arm for 70 years, and now that he’s safely buried and completely inaccessible, Haaretz, the Israeli newspaper that broke the story of Wiesel’s death, is beginning to reveal that arm. At least, that’s how it looks from where I’m sitting. Continue reading at Elie Wiesel Cons The World

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