Elie and Marion Wiesel were recently honored by the Anti-Defamation League with its distinguished ADL Jabotinsky Award for Courageous Jewish Leadership.
“Elie and Marion Wiesel are more than life partners, they are courageous crusaders against the forces of hatred and intolerance and have in so many ways powerfully influenced change around the world,” said Abraham H. Foxman, the ADL national director. “Their courageous leadership is imbued and inspired by a love for the Jewish people and the Jewish state of Israel, which they have tirelessly advocated for many, many years. And they are voices of conscience in protecting the memory of the Holocaust and in ensuring the dignity of its victims.”
For more than 15 years, working through the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Elie and Marion have been devoted to the cause of Ethiopian-born Israeli youth through the Foundation Beit Tzipora Centers for Study and Enrichment. The Wiesels were presented with the ADL award during a private ceremony in November in New York City.