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Purpose for the Novel

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In Elie Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, he explains his reason for having written his autobiography.

Considering the passage below, choose the answer that BEST details that reason.

"Do I have the right to represent the multitudes who have perished? . . . I have tried to keep the memory alive, that I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices."

A

He is not worthy to speak for the many who have died.

B

His narrative is the only reason the world has not forgotten the Holocaust.

C

He is trying to alleviate his guilt for surviving by speaking of the suffering.

D

By keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive, he is calling the world to act responsibly.

E

He is struggling to defeat those who say the Holocaust never happened.