Wiesel was 15 when he and his family were deported by the German NS regime to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. His mother and one of his sisters were killed. Wiesel published his book about the experience, titled “Night” in 1956. It since has been translated into about 30 languages. But in his book, Wiesel fails to explain why, if the Germans were so genocidal, they gave Wiesel a choice to be evacuated to Auschwitz or left for the Soviets, and why Wiesel chose to be evacuated with the Germans to Auschwitz. Carolyn Yeager also discloses that there are two different English translations of "Night"; one published in 1960, and the other published in 2006. She presents comparisons of the translations HERE and HERE.
But the rest of the Cincinnati story comes from the blog entitled Elie Wiesel Cons The World. Carolyn Yeager discloses that Wiesel was not unopposed. While no opposition surfaced during Wiesel's speech, the coordinator of the Cincinnati Unit of the National Alliance, Robert Ransdell, spread the message of opposition throughout the local community. Ransdell came up with “The $1000 Challenge”, which promised the money to the first person to get Elie Wiesel to show his left forearm and reveal his A-7713 tattoo number...or lack of it. If there is no tattoo visible, no reward would be given. The winner would have to show proof that Elie Wiesel does have a tattoo, which would require Wiesel’s cooperation. According to a follow-up comment appended to this post, the $1,000 was put up by Ransdell himself and represents his personal funds.
The publicity campaign was launched on April 4th, when about 30 fliers were posted at the University of Cincinnati on and around the Hillel Jewish Student Center, and a couple were found by the student union. The fliers were posted a day after Hillel began advertising Wiesel’s speech, which was being presented by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, an "independent" nonprofit in Cincinnati. The fliers called Wiesel a liar and a fraud. This led to the predictable shrieks of "anti-Semitism" and "Holocaust denial" and "hate" from the usual suspects.
Update May 12th: Ransdell actually attempted to attend Wiesel's presentation at Xavier University. But upon arriving at the Cintas Center, he was approached by two men in suits who identified themselves as campus police and told him he would not be admitted into the building. They took his ticket and gave him a $20 bill to compensate for the cost. So Ransdell invoked his backup plan; he left and parked across the street. He then stood on a street corner right in front of the main entrance to the Xavier campus and displayed a sign advertising the Tattoo Challenge which was easily visible.
Ransdell appended this follow-up comment to this post:
by Robert Ransdell On May 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm:
Hey there Bruce, believe me, seeing as I am confronting the Jewish supremist establishment with this campaign I thought through any and all scenarios in which the self chosen could use some sort of sneaky tactic to make it to where things would backfire on me.
I made it clear in the flyers and press releases I sent out to local media outlets that the tattoo must be the one he claims he received at Auschwitz; if he were to smear something on his arm that would not be the evidence I am asking for that would win the reward.
Any attention to the issue of the tattoo is what is the point of all of this, and it is what the Jewish establishment wants to avoid. That showed in the publishing of an article in a Jewish publication that is also on the site here — nowhere in the article where they whine about “hate flyers” do they mention anything about the main subject matter of those flyers, promoting the $1,000 challenge that has been issued and is in play.
While I have secured the reward money, my own money, in case the unlikely happens and he pulls up his sleeve to the first person to ask him for proof and it is actually there (highly unlikely as documented by this website he more than likely doesn’t have it to show), my honest opinion is that no one will have the courage to answer the call which means no one will be eligible to win the reward. Again I made it very clear what I was looking for as far as what the winner would have to do, no fake tattoo will do.
Highly unlikely that Wiesel would want to bring attention to his questionable claims.
Some might ask why this matters when black-on-white mob assaults, some done in the name of "Trayvon", are escalating in American cities. The reason: Holocaust Revisionism exposes Jewish supremacism and the threat it poses to free speech. Those who dispute the Official Authorized Version of the Holocaust are castigated as Holocaust deniers and are sanctioned both economically and legally. And these tactics have been replicated in the climate change debate; those who dispute anthropogenic climate change are being labeled "deniers" and threatened with sanctions. So although Holocaust Revisionism may not be as important as black-on-white crime, it remains a back-burner issue at the very least.