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Wiesel's Main Idea

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Acceptance Speech, Elie Wiesel, 1986
This is Elie Wiesel’s (author of the autobiography “Night” and a Holocaust survivor) acceptance speech given in 1986 for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Which of the following statements best expresses the main idea of Wiesel's speech?

A

In times of human oppression, one must not be indifferent as it helps the oppressor.

B

If injustice is taking place, one has a responsibility to speak up.

C

The meaning of being human is rooted in our ability to take action and accept responsibility in times of injustice.

D

He does not have the right to accept this honor on the behalf of those that perished.