The activist, author and Holocaust survivor knew too well what could happen when communication and civility break down, and evil ascends.
The group Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism in Romania called the graffiti an act against the "memory of Elie Wiesel, the memory of the Holocaust victims and the souls of the Holocaust survivors."
Jennifer Listman waited to speak out because she worried it would damage Elie Weisel's legacy or be used an attack against the Jewish community.
Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, writer and activist, died in July 2016 at the age of 87.
After two major Holocaust gaffes by his administration, President Donald Trump gave the keynote address at the Days of Remembrance ceremony.
People close to the deceased Nobel laureate say Wiesel spoke of the meeting, but representatives for Wiesel and Trump won't confirm it took place.
Beloved author, activist and humanitarian Elie Wiesel, who died Saturday at 87, spoke to Newsweek in 2006.