The attackers, in particular, wrote that Wiesel is “to hell with Hitler”


On the facade of the house in the Romanian town of Sighetu Marmatiei, where he lived a Holocaust survivor, writer and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the night of the 3rd of August 4 appeared anti-Semitic inscriptions, reported by the local newspaper Axa News.

The attackers, in particular, wrote that Wiesel is “in hell with Hitler.”

Police have launched an investigation.

National Institute for the study of Holocaust in Romania, named for Elie Wiesel, called on the administrators of the historical monument, the city hall and law enforcement authorities to treat this incident with utmost responsibility and rigor.

“This grotesque act is an attack not only on the memory of Ali Vizela, and to all the victims of the Holocaust,” said the Institute.

Wiesel was born in Romania in 1928. In 1944, came with his family to concentration camps: first to Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald. Wiesel’s parents did not live to see the liberation of the camp, which was future Nobel prize winner left with her sisters.

Elie Wiesel received the Nobel peace prize in 1986 for his literary work, conveying the human tragedy in the death camps of Hitler, reported on the website of the Nobel Committee.

Wiesel wrote in Yiddish, Hebrew, French and English. The author of over 40 books.

The writer taught at Yale and Boston universities. In addition to the Nobel prize, was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom, the congressional Gold medal and the US Legion of honor.

In 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to convince Wiesel to run for President of Israel, but he refused.

He died on 2 July 2016.