Elie Wiesel to Speak at Xavier University May 6

April 11, 2012

On Sunday, May 6, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel will speak to local students and members of the community during “An Evening with Elie Wiesel” at 7:00 pm in Xavier University’s Cintas Center. The program is presented by The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education (CHHE) and was made possible by a generous grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. The Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J., president of Xavier University, will welcome everyone to Cintas Center for the evening.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. General Admission is $20 and Preferred Seating is $50. Students with ID are $5. Ticketmaster charges are already built into the price.

A Nobel Peace Prize recipient and professor at Boston University, Wiesel has worked on behalf of the oppressed for much of his adult life. Born in Transylvania, at age 15 he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His father, mother and one sister perished. In 1956, Wiesel published Night about the experience. It is available in over 30 languages and millions have been sold. Copies of Night and other Wiesel titles will be available for sale in the Cintas Center the night of the event.

A little over a decade ago, Wiesel visited Cincinnati to rally support for the creation of The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education. The Center educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims and acts on its lessons. Its programs and partnerships challenge injustice, inhumanity and prejudice, and foster understanding, inclusion and engaged citizenship.

Today we are living among the last eyewitnesses to the Holocaust. Soon living memory will be transformed to history. While we still have the eyewitnesses to teach the lessons of their survival, rescue and liberation, we should learn from them.

For more information, or to inquire about group tickets, please contact CHHE at 513-487-3055.