07, 2016

President Serzh Sargsyan sent a letter of condolences on demise of the great humanist and scientist Elie Wiesel

Today, President Serzh Sargsyan sent a letter of condolences to the family of Elie Wiesel on demise of the great humanist, scientist, Noble Prize winner and a big friend of Armenia. The President of Armenia expressed condolences and support to the family and friends of Elie Wiesel and wished them tenacity and spiritual strength.

“A Holocaust survivor, he spent his entire life fighting against injustice, intolerance, and indifference. We highly praise the contribution of Elie Wiesel to raising awareness regarding the genocides committed in the past and his input to building a future void of such horrendous crimes true to the motto Never Again. His consistent efforts aimed at the international recognition of the Armenia Genocide are hardly to be overestimated. I have no doubt that Elie Wiesel’s calls for justice will live forever and will resonate in the resolutions which recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide – the precursor of other genocides as a minimal requirement for the prevention of that crime. We were greatly honored that Elie Wiesel was the Chairman of the Selection Committee for the international Aurora humanitarian Prize which pays tribute to the heroes of our times, who help people through their selfless and exceptional efforts. It was yet another step aimed at the elimination of indifference. Through this and other initiatives the Republic of Armenia will remain in the avant-garde of the international fight against the crime of genocide. In my statements, I often quote his wise words. His legacy is an achievement of the entire human kind, and we ought to cherish it and be guided by it in our future endeavors. His life became an example of “being better” for the entire humanity. The legacy of Elie Wiesel is universal, and his demise is a universal loss. This name, which became dear to us, will forever remain among the names of the friends of Armenia and the Armenian nation,” reads the letter of condolences of the President of Armenia.

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