Czech-born composer Alexander Goldscheider on Elie Wiesel

Via Norman Lebrecht, a memoir of Elie Wiesel by the Czech-born composer Alexander Goldscheider:

Elie Wiesel died yesterday and I shall leave to others to disseminate and fully appreciate his unique legacy.

But hardly anybody will know that Elie Wiesel would have died already back in 1945, had he not been, like so many others, saved from being sent to death in Buchenwald by a Czech co-prisoner, Jiří Žák.

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