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Sunday, May 23, 2010

 

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity had all its assets, $15.2 million, invested with Madoff

The Washington Post headline reads: Theater J pulls Madoff play after objections from activist Elie Wiesel.  What caught my eye was this:
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity had all its assets, $15.2 million, invested with Madoff and lost them when the Ponzi scheme unraveled. In addition, Wiesel personally lost several million dollars to Madoff.
Somehow I never pictured Elie Wiesel a multi-millionaire.  Neither did I picture him at the center of a foundation worth tens of millions of dollars.  Or someone foolish enough to put all of his eggs in one basket.  That part of being a famous Nazi hunter was never discussed in the things I had read about him.

Which leads me to say "Hmmm."  I never associated Nazi hunting with money making.  It goes to show my lack of imagination.

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He sold a lot of books and was paid for MANY speaking engagements, most of which went to his foundation / nazi hunting.

I am not defending his asinine "liberal" viewpoints but imho whining about him making money is silly.

(Should he dress in sackcloth and ashes?)

Kind of like saying Buchanan should live in poverty simply because he gets paid to fall out of the guard tower every month (and I agree with Pat on immigration).
 
Editor,

I'm sure that's how he made his money. It just struck me when I read about his wealth and the amount of money in his foundation that the image I had of him and the reality did not match up. The picture of the relentless Nazi hunter and multimillionaire don't mesh in my mind.

And kindly STFU about this "whining" nonsense. It's a juvenile comment. If you go to the original story you will find that if anyone's whining it's Wiesel - about a character in a play.

I'm afraid I don't understand your comment on Buchanan.

Regards.
 
F*cking Sorry for the "whining" comment. ( : >)

PS - look up Pat Buchanan and the Holocaust and you will understand my earlier comment.
 
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