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In the summer ofas a teenager in Hungary, Elie Wiesel, along with his father, mother and sisters, were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz extermination camp in occupied Poland. Upon arrival there, Wiesel and his father were selected by SS Dr.
Josef Mengele for slave labor and wound up at the nearby Buna rubber factory.
Daily life included starvation rations of soup and bread, brutal discipline, and a constant struggle against overwhelming despair. At one point, young Wiesel received 25 lashes of the whip for a minor infraction. In Januaryas the Russian Army drew near, Wiesel and his father were hurriedly evacuated from Auschwitz by a forced march to Gleiwitz and then via an open train car to Buchenwald in Germany, where his father, mother, and a younger sister eventually died.
Wiesel was liberated by American troops in April After the war, he moved to Paris and became a journalist then later settled in New York. He has received numerous awards and honors including the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Wiesel has written over 40 books including Night, a harrowing chronicle of his Holocaust experience, first published in At the White House lecture, Wiesel was introduced by Hillary Clinton who stated, "It was more than a year ago that I asked Elie if he would be willing to participate in these Millennium Lectures I never could have imagined that when the time finally came for him to stand in this spot and to reflect on the past century and the future to come, that we would be seeing children in Kosovo crowded into trains, separated from families, separated from their homes, robbed of their childhoods, their memories, their humanity.
Clinton, members of Congress, Ambassador Holbrooke, Excellencies, friends: He was finally free, but there was no joy in his heart. He thought there never would be again.
Liberated a day earlier by American soldiers, he remembers their rage at what they saw. And even if he lives to be a very old man, he will always be grateful to them for that rage, and also for their compassion.
Though he did not understand their language, their eyes told him what he needed to know -- that they, too, would remember, and bear witness. And now, I stand before you, Mr. President -- Commander-in-Chief of the army that freed me, and tens of thousands of others -- and I am filled with a profound and abiding gratitude to the American people.
Gratitude is a word that I cherish. Gratitude is what defines the humanity of the human being. And I am grateful to you, Hillary -- or Mrs. Clinton -- for what you said, and for what you are doing for children in the world, for the homeless, for the victims of injustice, the victims of destiny and society.
And I thank all of you for being here. We are on the threshold of a new century, a new millennium. What will the legacy of this vanishing century be?It is the belief in the power of words and the motivation behind them that is the basis for the curriculum unit, Persuasively Speaking: Teaching Persuasive Writing through Great American Speeches.
Persuasive writing is a staple of Language Arts classrooms. Get this from a library! Writing great speeches: professional techniques you can use. [Alan M Perlman] -- A guide to writing an outstanding speech offers tips on communicating effectively, including how to build credibility, organize a speech, use rhythm and style, and create a powerful ending.
A Million Speeches Served. We’ve been online since helping people find the right words for their speech and we can make that happen for you, right now. Oct 24, · How to Write a Speech. In this Article: Article Summary Sample Speeches The Basics Making It Effective Forming Your Speech After Your First Draft Community Q&A.
You may find that you are expected to speak at a public gathering or social event, and being prepared to speak at these occasions requires planning and preparing the text%().
Apr 04, · Home / Blog / Speech writing / Good Topics for Persuasive Speeches. Get your writing assignment done in 4 simple steps.
1 Fill in order details. Suitable and great persuasive speech topics are presented below; you can also come up with the topic by yourself. But before picking the topic of the speech, it is useful to learn oration.
Worksheet: Great Speeches We are going to study 2 great speeches: the “I have a dream” speech by Martin Luther King and a university graduation speech by Steve Jobs.