Elie Wiesel Has an Idea for How to Punish Madoff


Holocaust-surviving, Nobel Peace Prize–winning author Elie Wiesel, who lost $15.2 million of his charity’s money to Bernie Madoff, doesn’t think any normal old jail time will be sufficient punishment for the Ponzi-schemer. “He should be put in a solitary cell with a screen, and on the screen, for at least five years of his life, [would be] pictures of his victims,” Wiesel said during a panel discussion on Madoff at the ‘21’ Club. We don’t know why Wiesel wants to end this psychological torture after only five years, but may we suggest that for the remainder of Madoff’s confinement, the screen should show a continuous loop of this video: