I received an e-mail this morning in which I was alerted to a new blog post by Carolyn Yeager entitled “Elie admits he doesn’t have tattoo A7713.”
This quote is from the e-mail message:
Elie admits he doesn’t have the tattoo A7713
A7713 IS A NUMBER that is widely recognized because of the story Night written by Elie Wiesel.
According to the story, 15-year old Eliezer had that number tattooed on his left forearm two days after he arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in May (or was it April?) 1944.
Wiesel says the story is a true report of his life experience and that he has that number on his arm still today. Yet by refusing to show it to the public for the past 60 years, he is as good as admitting that he does not have it.
In courts of law, whenever a claimant fails to provide proof of his claim, he forfeits his right to that claim. Wiesel has failed to provide proof that he has the tattoo so he must give up the claim. This is the clearest admission he could make, would you not agree? I mean, we’re not talking about a private area of his body that he would not want to expose, but only his left forearm. Continue reading at Elie Wiesel Cons The World
I wrote about Elie Wiesel on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/HungarianJews4.html
I wrote the web page, cited above, before Caroline Yeager started her blog. In other words, I was questioning Elie Wiesel’s story long before this became an issue.
I have written several blog posts under the tag “Elie Wiesel” which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/elie-wiesel/