Night by Elie Wiesel
So I just finished reading Night by Elie Wiesel, it was yet another book on the holocaust, but what moved me the most was his Nobel peace prize acceptance speech. It was made in 1986, but what he says is still relevant today.
“And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remain silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.”