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Orest Slepokura of Alberta, Canada, reminds us Wednesday, January 14, 2004 that Wiesel's book is designated as a novel.



Can we believe in Wiesel?

Regarding Deborah Barnhardt's reaction to people's skepticism at Elie Wiesel's capacity for truth.

Here is a quotation from Elie Wiesel, in reference to his own Holocaust writings:

"Things are not that simple, Rebbe. Some events do take place but are not true; others are, although they never occurred."

Source: Elie Wiesel's Legends of Our Time, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968, p. viii.

As for Elie Wiesel's "memoir" Night -- isn't it designated as a novel? In other words, a work of his imagination.

Orest Slepokura
Alberta, Canada

Our index on Elie Wiesel
Events following the liberation of Buchenwald: [A correspondence with Eli Wiesel about his memoirs, Night, and how the account varies significantly from one language-version to the next]
Christopher Hitchens on Wiesel in The Nation, Feb 2001: "Is there a more contemptible poseur and windbag"

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