Back Story On Wiesel Exhibit


Gary Rosenblatt’s article describing the tribute to Elie Wiesel at the UJA-Federation of New York perfectly captured the feeling and the message of the panel and the exhibit of 18 portraits of him by Meyer Uranovsky (“On Yom HaShoah Eve, Missing Our ‘Reluctant Prophet,’” April 25).

One thing was missing: the backstory of how Barbara Wind and the Holocaust Council/Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest [in New Jersey] first pioneered this project and established the vision in naming, creating and curating the traveling exhibition of the portraits, while Gal Wertman’s work on the catalogue provided the text for New York.

What needs recognition is that it was MetroWest’s success that energized me to bring this project to the welcoming attention of UJA-Federation of New York.