Elie Wiesel on Losing His Life Savings in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi Scheme

Season 4 Episode 406
Aired on 12/09/2012 | CC
In 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested for running the world's largest Ponzi scheme, one that cost many—including Elie Wiesel—their life savings. Elie and his wife, Marion, lost their entire savings as well as $15 million from the foundation they worked their whole lives to build. Watch as he reflects on what it was like to get the call saying he had lost everything. Plus, Elie shares the beautiful thing that happened after word got out.