The Perils Of Difference By Elie Wiesel

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“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”, this was once said by Ellie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, who spoke out against the dangers of apathy.

Apathy is defined as a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. It is the simple state of being indifferent. And it is the greatest threat that we currently face. No, apathy doesn’t kill, it doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t rape, but it facilitates the way for evil acts. Because for bad people to do bad things, all they need is for others to turn a blind eye.

In 1933 when Jewish people began to be segregated into ghettos, the Non-Jewish population were largely
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