[ Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 ]

My Opinion

After surviving years in concentration camps, death marches, near starvation, forced labor and the murder of family members and friends, you would think that Elie Wiesel would finally be able to find the peace and healing he deserves — but you would be wrong.

Last week the Holocaust survivor, who routinely travels and speaks on the subject, was allegedly attacked in a San Francisco hotel by Eric Hunt, a 22-year-old man posing as a reporter. The man assaulted Wiesel in an elevator and then attempted to drag him to his hotel room, where he hoped to force Wiesel into admitting that his factual memoir, Night, was really made up. Hunt was arrested after bragging about the attack on an anti-Semetic Web site.