At 5:30 pm EST today, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will live-stream its tribute to the late Elie Wiesel. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor, whose work as an advocate for Holocaust remembrance continues to shape worldwide discourse on genocide, passed away on July 2.
“He was a transformative figure who exemplified the very ideals that the Museum encourages all to aspire to — that memory calls us to action. We all bear the tremendous responsibility to carry on his legacy,” said Tom A. Bernstein, the Museum’s chairman, in a statement released by the Museum following Wiesel’s death.
In the same release, the Museum mentioned that Wiesel had appreciated the extent to which his message was heard, but regretted the many ways in which the world had failed to act on it.
Tonight’s tribute will feature a roster of speakers including Wiesel’s family, representatives of the Obama administration, and members of Congress. Watch the live broadcast at the link above and share your ideas for preserving Wiesel’s legacy here. If you can’t catch the live broadcast, full video of the event will be available after it concludes, here.