Harry James Cargas taught for twenty-four years at Webster University (St. Louis) and published twenty-six books, including A Christian Response to the Holocaust and Conversations with Elie Wiesel. In 1993, he edited Telling the Tale: A Tribute to Elie Wiesel on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday, published by Time Being Books. He served on many boards, including the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel, International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide, Canine Assistance for the Disabled, the Catholic Institute for Holocaust Education, and the Anne Frank Institute. He was the only Catholic appointed to the International Advisory Committee of Yad Vashem. For six years he served on the executive committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.