It's also not every night that Elie Wiesel comes to town.
We went to hear him talk. He was frequently funny, and sometimes quite moving.
He's the author of many books. But none of them ever came close in popularity to Night, his first big success, a fictionalized recounting of his survival in a concentration camp.
He said his other books complain to him about all the attention that Night gets.
As for the neo-Nazi protestors, I'd like to quote from a scene from The Blues Brothers:
The first amendment, of which they do not approve,
keeps them from being rudely removed.