NInth President of Israel Shimon Peres mourns the lost of Elie Wiesel:
"Today, the Jewish people and the world lost a larger than life individual - Holocaust Survivor, Author and Noble Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel.
Wiesel, left his mark on humanity through preserving and upholding the legacy of the Holocaust and delivering a message of peace and respect between people worldwide.
He endured the most serious atrocities of mankind - survived them and dedicated his life to conveying the message of - "Never Again”.
I had the honor and privilege to personally thank him for his numerous years of work and for saving the world from apathy when I gave him the Presidential Medal on behalf of the State of Israel. May his memory be a blessing to us all. "
Photo Credit GPO (Presidential medal ceremony 2013)