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Dedication of the Elie Wiesel Carving

National Cathedral Adds Stone Carving of Elie Wiesel to Its Human Rights Porch

Tuesday October 12, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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National Cathedral has added a stone carving of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel to its Human Rights Porch, honoring his legacy as a lifelong human rights defender dedicated to combating indifference and intolerance.

WHC’s Cantor Susan R.A. Bortnick will participate in the dedication ceremony, which will be framed by Jewish prayers and music. You are invited to join online.

A survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald camps, Wiesel told his story to millions through his autobiographical novel Night, bringing the horrors of the Holocaust into stark focus for the world. The carving was done in place by Cathedral stone carver Sean Callahan and has been conceived with the involvement of the Wiesel family.

Wiesel joins the likenesses of, among others, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Jonathan Daniels, and Eleanor Roosevelt on the Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch, which is dedicated to individuals who have taken significant, profound, and life-changing actions in the fight for human rights, social justice, civil rights, and the welfare of other human beings.



Tuesday, October 12


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


National Cathedral




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