The title of my post today is in reference to a long article, written by Caryolyn Yeager on her Elie Wiesel Cons the World blog. I predict that some day Carolyn Yeager will be more famous than Elie Wiesel because of the fantastic job she has done in revealing the truth about Elie Wiesel. Yeager’s latest article on her blog begins with the headline:
Why is Grandma Nisel not mentioned in Elie Wiesel’s Night?
Later on in the article is this headline:
A fifteen-year-old with a gold crown?
Yeager questions Elie Wiesel’s claim that he had a gold crown at the age of 15, which he mentions in his book Night. It is highly unusual for a person of 15 to have a gold crown on a tooth today, but it was not unusual for a Jewish teenager in the 1940s. Keep in mind that Anne Frank mentioned in her diary that she had to have a root canal on a front tooth while she was in hiding, so she had a gold crown when she arrived at Auschwitz at the age of 15. (Did Elie Wiesel copy this little detail from Anne’s Diary?) The Frank family had invited a dentist to go into hiding with them because they anticipated that someone in the family might need some dental work. The dentist brought all of his dental equipment with him. Old photos of Anne’s father, Otto Frank, show that he might have had some gold crowns on his front teeth.
Yeager’s article is very long and involved, but it is a must read for everyone. She has done a detailed analysis of the books written by Elie Wiesel and also books that were allegedly written by Elie Wiesel. You can read it here. Prepare yourself to be shocked at her conclusions.