Elie Wiesel: Bosnia was not Auschwitz, but it was genocide

Elie Wiesel

INTRO: In November 1992, concerned about the continuous reports about mass killing emanating from the former Yugoslavia, Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), survivor of the Holocaust/Shoah, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and committed human rights activist, traveled to Belgrade, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and the Manjaca concentration camp.

Upon his return to the United States, he urged U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (b. 1930), serving in the administration of President George H. W. Bush (b. 1924), of the moral necessity of speaking out against the genocide that was occurring. Wiesel, however, was unsuccessful in his attempt to move the Bush administration (1988-1992) to action.

Eighteen months later, on April 22, 1993, at the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Wiesel further urged then President Clinton (b. 1946) on the necessity of addressing the Bosnian genocide. Against, Wiesel was unsuccessful.

Source: Excerpt from “Dictionary of Genocide, Volume Two: M-Z”; Samuel Totten, Paul R. Bartrop, Steven L. Jacobs; (Hardcover $199.95 (Volume I & II, Greenwood Press, 2008); page 471: “Elie Wiesel and the Bosnian Genocide“.
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