Wednesday, 7 November 2012

What Words Cannot Express - Elie Wiesel's Night

Elie Wiesel was 15 when he witnessed the horror of the Holocaust. Although he has repeatedly stated himself that that experience cannot be expressed in words, he has spent the past 60 years of his life trying to communicate it. Night - originally composed as a more than 800-page-long manuscript written in Jiddish and first released as a 250-page-long  memoir under the title Un di Velt Hot Geshvign ('And the World Remained Silent') - was first published in 1958 in French as  La Nuit - was Elie Wiesel's first work about this topic.

Please read Night - or listen to the audiobook (link below) - and watch the following interviews, in which Elie Wiesel talks about the Holocaust and how it has changed his life.

Free Audiobook of Elie Wiesel's Night (19 parts):
part 1:
-> please follow the prompts for the other parts!

Text of Elie Wiesel's Night available at:

Elie Wiesel in One on One (2 parts):
part 1:
part 2:

Oprah and Elie Wiesel in Ausschwitz (6 parts):
part 1:
part 2:
part 3:
part 4:
part 5:
part 6:

Background reading:

Please also check out the Elie Wiesel Foundation of Humanity:

The Individual & the Environment

Dear All,

Please look at the following short clips and websites/texts and let the rest of us know what you think of them - and how you are planning to integrate your new knowledge into your daily life.

Thank you,


Here the links:

1) The Story of Stuff Project

a) The Story of Stuff:

b) The Story of Change:

c) The Story of Electronics:

d) The Story of Bottled Water:

The Story of Stuff Project Website:

2) Climate Change

a) NBC News: Was Sandy a Warning:

b) Bill McKibben: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math:

c) Al Gore Warns on Latest Climate Trends (Talk - 2009):