The Nobel Peace Prize winner and the world's foremost author on the Holocaust experience takes a haunting journey to his hometown of Sighet, Romania for the first time in 20 years. Mr. Wiesel is made an honorary citizen of his hometown of Sighet, Romania, where he walks through the neighborhood in which he played and studied as a child. Despite mixed feelings, he sees a town unchanged since his deportation to Nazi concentration camps in 1944, except for one significant feature; not a single Jew lives in the entire village.
Academy Award winning actor William Hurt reads passages from Mr. Wiesel's renowned writings, including his first and most honored work, "Night", published in 1958. Added features include interviews of two of the nation's leading authorities on the Holocaust: - Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its acclaimed Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles - Professor Bernard Goldberg, Director of The American Jewish Cultural Studies Program at West Los Angeles College.
Grades: 7-13. Subject areas: Holocaust, Jewish Studies, Literature, Europe.
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