Which parts of this Web site affected you most strongly? Which object in this exhibition had the biggest impact on you? Why? Have you or someone you know been a refugee?

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Name:
Jake O
March 22, 2007 11:31 AM
Location:
New Mexico, US
Message:
I believe that the most powerful part of the website was being able to actually see pictures and video of everything that was being discussed, because there was no denying anything, or not believe just how terrible some of these things were. Looking at pictures, and watching these events actually happen is a lot different than hearing about it, because seeing is believing.
Name:
Douglas Charles Oaten
February 04, 2007 09:20 PM
Location:
Santos, Brazil
Message:
I am sickend every time I hear someone denying the very existence of the Holocaust and labeling it as Jewish propaganda.

Human memory has a tendency to reduce the importance or seriousness of events, especially in gnerations born after those events.

It is never too much to repeat that it is the duty of all civilised people in the World to not let the Holocaust be forgotten. Ever.
Name:
Julia Rostkowski
January 23, 2007 01:10 PM
Location:
Maryland
Message:
The part of the website that affected me was when I heard those people talking about their experiacne. I felt so sad listening, and I feel sad for them because they went through it. The biggest impact on me was that the people had to seperate from their families. It had an impact on me because I know I wouldn't be able to seperate from my family; i can't even go to summer camp without them. No, I don't know anyone who was or is a refugee.
Name:
Sylvia Smoller
January 13, 2007 06:02 PM
Location:
New York City
Message:
Everything in the exhibit resonates for me. I am one of the children who survived in this way and the history and stories portrayed here were experienced by my parents and by me. I am ever grateful to Chiune Sugihara for "doing the right thing" and allowing us to transit through Japan and to the American Joint Distribution Committee and other Jewish organizations for tehir unfailing aid. I have been back to Japan 4 times since then and have found the Japanese always to be remarkably warm and kind hosts, as they were during our escape from Poland through Japan and to the United States.
Name:
HIllary
December 27, 2006 07:38 PM
Message:
The picture of Edzia and her children that she sent to her husband who stayed behind -- it is heartbreaking
Name:
Lesley
December 10, 2006 04:08 PM
Message:
The backpack -- to start out thinking you would be going for just a couple of weeks, but then realize that you would be fleeing for your life.
Name:
Sarah Hobbs
December 05, 2006 06:14 PM
Message:
When asked why he helped the Jews knowing that it would cost him the career he loved, Chiune Sugihara said, " I do the right thing because it is the right thing to do." I have this quote posted on my wall above my desk. May we all being willing to do the right thing.

Thank-you for this exhibit. Sarah Hobbs
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