It Is Impossible to Remain Silent: Reflections on Fate and Memory in Buchenwald
Author: Jorge Semprún
Author: Elie Wiesel
Translated by Peggy Frankston
Introduction by Radu Ioanid
On March 1, 1995, at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, ARTE (a French-German state-funded television network) proposed an encounter between two highly regarded figures of our time: Elie Wiesel and Jorge Semprún. These two men, whose destinies were unparalleled, had probably crossed paths—without ever meeting—in the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in 1945. This short book is the entire transcription of their recorded conversation.
This is a co-published title with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.