Sen. Ted Cruz honors memory of Auschwitz survivor, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo Elie Wiesel is photographed in his office in New York. Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial says Elie Wiesel has died at 87. Elie Wiesel never lived in Israel, but the death of the esteemed author and Nobel peace laureate is being treated in Israel like the loss of a national icon. As perhaps the world's most famous Holocaust survivor, Wiesel was championed in Israel as a symbol of the Jewish people's journey from the depths of darkness to the redemption of having a land of their own. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo Elie Wiesel is photographed in his office in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Sen. Ted Cruz stood on the Senate floor Wednesday in Washington, D.C. and gave a speech in honor of the late Nobel prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

“I was blessed to know personally Elie and his incomparable wife Marion,” Cruz said. “They have been powerful and fearless voices for justice, no matter the cost.”

Wiesel, who died on Saturday at the age of 87, won the Nobel peace prize in 1986. He was a journalist and academic who received numerous awards and honors for his involvement in political and social justice issues.

“Elie Wiesel left an extraordinary legacy,” Cruz said. “May every one of us rise to answer the call to truth and justice that Elie Wiesel championed each and every day.”


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