May 19, 2022

Audio/Video Library: 180 Lectures by Elie Wiesel at NYC’s 92nd Street Y

Between February 19, 1967 and November 20, 2014, Elie Wiesel spoke/lectured at the 92 Street Y in New York City 180 times.

Recordings of all of these talks are available online (free) via the amazing 92nd Street Y On-Demand Audio and Video Library.

From an Introduction to the Collection:

With Elie Wiesel’s passing, one of the great people of our time takes his leave, and the radiance of human decency and greatness dims a bit. He was a guiding beacon at 92Y for more than half a century, and his pursuit of justice and his unwavering belief in the power of humanity embodied our most deeply held values.

Elie Wiesel was courageous enough to speak unabashedly to rulers of nations and humble enough to tug at our hearts. As a witness to the dominion of evil he spoke out forcefully on behalf of all victims of injustice and brutality. He innately comprehended our sorrow and weakness but lifted our spirits to help us envision possibilities. He was an elegist for the millions annihilated in the Holocaust and a psalmist who called all of us to embody the best of humankind.


Over nearly half a century, on 180 occasions, Elie Wiesel graced the stage at 92Y with his wonder and wisdom. His memory is indeed a great blessing. We extend condolences to his family. We thank him for sharing his soul with us, and we commit to never forgetting, to never becoming indifferent. We will hold on to his optimism and we will passionately strive for courage, decency and valor to honor his memory.

Direct to Elie Wisel/92nd Street Y Audio/Video Library

See Also: The 92nd Street Y On-Demand Audio and Video is home to thousands of other recordings by newsmakers, authors, intellectuals, business leaders, entertainers, and others. The oldest recording in the library is a poetry reading by E.E. Cummings, recorded on October 20, 1949.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.