New Film "In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel"
seeks to replace Jesus Christ with the Jewish Elie?
by Carolyn Yeager
According to the Charlotte Observer, June15, Elie Wiesel will return to Charlotte, North Carolina in September for the premiere of a documentary about twelve Mecklenburg County students who went to Europe in 2007 to trace Wiesel's footsteps.
The 12 (!) young "pilgrims" were selected, and probably had their entire trip funded, by the Echo Foundation, an organization founded in 1997 to "carry on the message brought by Elie Wiesel" to the city of Charlotte that year—a message they describe as "a call to action for human dignity, justice and moral courage." Somehow, they way they see doing that is to create a documentary film which casts Wiesel as a strikingly similar figure to "the man from Galilee."
The announcement of the film premiere states that the stops made by the 12 apostles (oops, students) shown in "In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel" are: Sighet, Romania, Wiesel's birthplace; Auschwitz and Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camps where the young Wiesel and his family were sent; and Versailles, France, where he was given refuge as an orphan. Versailles, huh? Who knew that? Is this another stab at the Germans, for whom Elie has very famously advised all Jews to keep a place of hate in their hearts?
I'm sure these 12 high school students do not know that common evidence for Elie Wiesel ever being at Auschwitz-Birkenau or Buchenwald (which for some reason is not mentioned) does not exist and, in fact, evidence shows that he has stolen his identity, and that of his father, from other registered inmates. However, Wiesel does know these facts, so it behooves us to do all we can to see that the general public knows also.
The 56-minute documentary film is professionally produced, with music and lyrics by the cantor of the New York Fifth Avenue Synagogue, and an original score by Emmy-winning composer Fred Story. But they will recoup all the up-front money at the premiere and all future rights from movie theaters and DVD sales. General admission tickets cost $65, but patron tickets cost $250 and patron packages and corporate sponsorships go from $3,000 on up. They intend to milk the wealthy Jews and businesses that want to stay on the good side of the Jews.
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