How do you believe in God after bearing witness to genocide?
Answered by Elie Wiesel
  • Elie Wiesel

    Elie Wiesel

  1. Elie Wiesel Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor


    What should I believe in? In humanity? It betrays itself. Civilization? It failed. Can you live then in a negational sense of your own life? I believe in God because my father believed in God. My grandfather believed in God and I don't think it is my right to stop where they have continued. If my Father and I could pray inside Auschwitz, go beyond our means to wear tefillin every morning, why should I stop? It is for them that I do what I do. I am not going to stop now. It almost has nothing to do with God. I question God. I am not a judge. I am a witness. So I can be a witness for God or for his people.

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