Oprah and the Holocaust

B’nai B’rith passed along this information about this week’s Oprah Winfrey shows:

Wednesday, May 24 – In a powerful one-hour program, Oprah Winfrey travels with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel— author of her current Book Club selection “Night”— on what he has called his final trip to Auschwitz.

Thursday, May 25 – Elie Wiesel joins Oprah at Harpo Studios in Chicago to meet the 50 winners of her National High School Essay Contest. The winning essays were selected from 50,000 submissions that addressed the question “Why is Elie Wiesel’s book ‘Night’ relevant today?” In addition to sharing their inspiring stories — including some who have survived genocide themselves — the students are joined in studio by several Holocaust survivors, all of whom are committed to never letting the world forget what happened and to delivering the message that this horror must not be allowed to happen again.

In addition on Friday, May 26 (7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT), the cable channel Oxygen Network will air “Oprah After the Show,” which includes the students asking Professor Wiesel additional questions about his Auschwitz experience. Several Holocaust survivors also share their personal accounts.

Good for you, Oprah.

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2 Responses to Oprah and the Holocaust

  1. Eric J says:

    That’s all well and good, but I don’t think this billboard strikes quite the right note.

  2. LynnB says:

    Maybe she’s trying to make up for this.

    Ok, cheap shot. But the billboard thing doesn’t sit well, either.

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