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‘Please don't forget what he taught us': Elie Wiesel is remembered as a heroic humanitarian

‘Please don't forget what he taught us': Elie Wiesel is remembered as a heroic humanitarian

“We must never forget.”

That bittersweet phrase, often repeated on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, was the code by which author, journalist and outspoken Jewish activist Elie Wiesel lived.

The Romanian Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ardent Holocaust educator -- perhaps best known for his moving memoir “Night,” about surviving brutal life in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz -- died on Saturday at 87.  

An outpouring of emotion for Wiesel swept social media Saturday afternoon, where writers, entertainers and others vowed not to forget him.

On his Facebook page, Dan Rather called Wiesel “a hero”...

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