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Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom

In the vein of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, a devoted protégé and friend of one of the world’s great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher.

The world remembers Elie Wiesel --- Nobel laureate, activist and author of more than 40 books, including Oprah’s Book Club selection NIGHT --- as a great humanist. He passed away in July 2016.
Ariel Burger first met Elie Wiesel at age 15. They studied together and taught together. WITNESS chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over decades, as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality and faith, while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant to rabbi and, in time, teacher.
In this profoundly hopeful, thought-provoking and inspiring book, Burger takes us into Elie Wiesel’s classroom, where the art of listening and storytelling conspire to keep memory alive. As Wiesel’s teaching assistant, Burger gives us a front-row seat witnessing these remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom. The act of listening, of sharing these stories, makes of us, the readers, witnesses.

Audiobook available, read by Jason Culp

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom
by Ariel Burger

  • Publication Date: October 22, 2019
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0358108527
  • ISBN-13: 9780358108528