Ten Questions for “Elie Wiesel Believers”

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2012-01-04 12:55

By Carolyn Yeager

10 “tricky” questions for  those who believe Elie Wiesel was in Auschwitz and Buchenwald camps and that he wrote Un di velt hot geshvign (And the world remained silent) based on that experience.

On the CODOH Forum Friedrich Paul Berg started a interesting thread on Dec. 30 with the title “Ten Trick Questions for “Holocaust Survivors.”1   Berg writes that his questions

are not really tricky at all. They are simply the kinds of normal and reasonable questions that defense attorneys should always ask prosecution witnesses. However, we have all been so thoroughly programmed with holocaust propaganda that hardly anyone ever dares to ask the right questions.

Berg is quite right and it gave me the idea to create my own questions for those (even some revisionists) who insist that Elie Wiesel has to be the author of the Yiddish book published in 1956 in Argentina, and that I am oh so wrong in trying to prove otherwise.

Above is an image of Elie Wiesel in 1954, age 25-going-on-26, when he says he wrote Un di velt … attached to some kind of entry card issued by the Yugoslavian embassy in Paris.

So here are the questions I would like those ’believers’ to answer. As Friedrich Paul Berg would say, they are normal and reasonable questions that attorneys should ask witnesses in court. Try your hand at answering them and send your answers to [email protected] or write them in a comment below. (Serious answers only, please)

1.  Exactly when did Elie Wiesel write Un di velt hot geshvign? [not the year only, but the month(s), day(s)]

2.  Exactly where was Elie Wiesel when he wrote Un di velt hot geshvign?

3.  How many pages was the original draft of Un di velt hot geshvign?

4.  How many pages was the finished, published book?

5.  Who edited the book from the original draft?

6.  Why didn’t Elie Wiesel make a carbon copy of his manuscript when he typed it? (This was the common practice at the time.)

7.  Why didn’t Elie Wiesel tell Francois Mauriac during their meeting in May 1955 that he had already written his ‘testimony’ of being in the camps the year before?

8.  Why did Elie Wiesel lie to Francois Mauriac and continue to lie to him?

9.  Why has Un di velt hot geshvign never been translated into English or French, since it is the original source work of Night, which has sold an estimated 10 million copies worldwide?

10. Who holds the copyright on Un di velt hot geshvign?


1.  http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6776

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