Hillary Clinton to present WJC award to Wiesel
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will present the World Jewish Congress’ Theodor Herzl Award to the Nobel Peace laureate and writer Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, a noted humanitarian, at a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on November 19, 2013.
“I can think of no more fitting couple for this honor than Elie and Marion Wiesel, who have dedicated their lives to promoting peace and understanding and the security of the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. “The Wiesels are a Jewish and world treasure who live and breathe Herzl’s ideals. Their contribution to the understanding of the Holocaust and to combatting intolerance and injustice worldwide is incalculable.”
A special highlight of the award program will be the performance by violinist Itzhak Perlman in commemoration of the 75th anniversary this month of Kristallnacht, the Nazis’ 1938 national pogrom against the Jews, known in English as the “Night of Broken Glass.”