Elie Wiesel: The Perils of Indifference

The Perils of Indifference

From the Series Deconstructing Powerful Speeches
  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Elie Wiesel lost most of his family to the Nazi death camps of World War II. As a Holocaust survivor, he dedicated his life to ending injustice, suffering, and indifference. In this 1999 speech given at the White House, Wiesel makes the case for gratitude, passion, and "making a difference" in the world. His speech links being indifferent, or being a bystander to hate, to destroying humanity. Indifference harms all, because "in denying (people) their humanity we betray our own."

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Age Range 10 - 13
Dewey 815
Lexile 940L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level Z
Subjects History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Genres Nonfiction
Publisher Crabtree Publishing
Imprint Crabtree Classics
Copyright 2021
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions 8 x 10
BISACS JNF007110, JNF025090, JNF029000
Rights Included WORLD
Language English

Author: Rebecca Sjonger