Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said that during the massacre of the Jews, “the world did not know [what was happening] and remained silent.”
“We must take sides,” he said. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.”