Elie Wiesel Political Action Pinback Button
Elie Wiesel was a writer, professor, political activist, and Holocaust survivor. Among his 57 books, Night was based on his experiences as a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Throughout his life, he campaigned for victims of oppression and genocide in places like South Africa, Nicaragua and Sudan, and he was a strong defender of human rights. When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said that through "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel had delivered a message "of peace, atonement and human dignity."
- 2.25 inch pinback.
- Original drawing and button design.
- Wearable art handmade in the USA.
- Printed with archival inks to maximize color durability.
- Copyright 2017 Sandra Yeyati. All rights reserved.
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Treasure it always
The button is WONDERFUL to look at! It represents such a shameful, horrifying, and heartbreaking time in history. It’s so much more than a mere button, as it expresses what can happen if persons allow themselves to turn away from a tragic event...especially one so devastatingly cruel as the Holocaust. I will treasure it always. Thank you for the kind note which accompanied it. I too met Elie Wiesel many years ago. He was kind and most giving of his time. You would never believe that he’d suffered so much, and yet was able to conquer the pain through his writing and teaching. I was proud and honored to have met such a man! I highly recommend this little shop for anything unique and affordable! Thank you.
Meaningful and well made
Wonderful! Meaningful and very well made.
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