Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel passed away on July 2, 2016, at the age of 87. He is remembered for many things, one of which was to share his experience of living in a concentration camp in books and in speech, so that the horrors of the Holocaust would never be forgotten. “‘If I survived, it must be for some reason,’ he told Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times in an interview in 1981. ‘I must do something with my life. It is too serious to play games with anymore, because in my place, someone else could have been saved. And so I speak for that person. On the other hand, I know I cannot.’”
Though it’s unclear where Wiesel stood in his faith, he recognized that all that he had experienced could be redeemed for some good. So Joseph also saw that what his brother intended for evil, God meant for good, and he used his position to care for Israel during the drought.