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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 04:44 PM
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Holocaust survivor / author / Nobel Laurate Elie Wiesel attacked by anti-semites in hotel elevator
Holocaust author Elie Wiesel is dragged out of a SF hotel elevator; alleged attacker posts account of incident on anti-Semitic Web site

ST SAN FRANCISCO -- Elie Wiesel, the renowned Holocaust author and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was attacked and dragged out of a San Francisco hotel elevator last week, possibly by a Holocaust denier who claims to have stalked Wiesel for weeks, police said. Wiesel, 78, was at the Argent Hotel Feb. 1 for a conference on "Facing Violence: Justice, Religion and Conflict Resolution" when he was confronted in an elevator by a man insisting that he wanted to interview the author, according to San Francisco Police Department Sgt. Neville Gittens.

Wiesel said he would do so in the hotel lobby, but the man insisted on going to Wiesel's room. The man then stopped the elevator at the sixth floor and tried to force Wiesel into a room there. "That's when the victim started yelling," Gittens said. Wiesel escaped unharmed, made his way down to the lobby and called police.

A man calling himself Eric Hunt and claiming to be the attacker posted an account of the incident on a virulently anti-Semitic Web site. The account, posted Tuesday, matches the description of the attack police later released. Gittens said police were aware of the Web site and that there is a suspect being sought.

However, he would not say whether the suspect is the person who posted the Web account. In his posting, Hunt said his goal was for Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author of more than 40 books, to renounce the Holocaust.

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 04:51 PM
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1. yeah, what a big brave Nazi bastard
picking on a 78 year old man :sarcasm:

:banghead:
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 05:43 PM
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2. Attacking an elderly man in a lift...
sounds about par for the course for fascist thugs.

I'm glad Wiesel escaped unharmed, and I hope the police throw the book at the thug. Who will in any case be soon forgotten, while Wiesel will be long remembered.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 07:14 PM
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4. They're Domestic Terrorists. n/t
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 06:25 PM
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3. What a sicko. Elie Wiesel is pictured in those first photos of the camps.
I hope this creep goes to jail for a long time. More than one crime here. About a dozen actually.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 04:01 AM
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5. Here's an early picture of him
2nd row of bunks, 7th from the left.

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