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Students Get Lesson On Tragedy, Triumph in Luzerne County
Nov 17, 2009

A room inside the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre was packed wall to wall with students from nine area high schools Tuesday night.

All the students were there for one man, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, professor and author who survived the Holocaust as a young boy.

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Holocaust Survivor Hopes to Inspire
Times Leader.com
Nov 18, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel may have been the featured speaker at Wilkes University’s Outstanding Leaders Forum on Tuesday night, but he said he does not consider himself a leader.

“I’m a teacher, a writer,” the noted author, lecturer and Holocaust survivor told the sold-out crowd of 1,808 at the F.M. Kirby Center. But he does hope to inspire leaders, present and future, with his sharing of wisdom that he’s gained from a lifelong yearning to learn. He said teaching is part of his makeup.

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Questions Highlight Wiesel Lecture
Nov 18, 2009

Elie Wiesel prefers questions over answers.

During his Tuesday visit to Wilkes-Barre, the Nobel Peace Prize winner took questions from local high school students. He listened patiently to questions from reporters and television crews. He closed his hour-long lecture with questions culled from the 1,808 people gathered to hear him speak at Wilkes University's annual Outstanding Leaders Forum.

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