On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, we recall the words of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, whose likeness was carved into the Cathedral in 2021:

“We must take sides. 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.”

You can learn more about Elie Wiesel and his carving at the Cathedral here.