April 08, 2011 09:58 PMLOCATION
coral springs, FloridaRESPONSE
As a young girl in elementary school back in the early 1980's I had one teacher who taught us about the Holocaust. Thanks to my teacher the first time I actually met a survivor I was around 10 years old and happen to be in a store where there was an older man with some numbers tattooed on his arm. He caught me looking at it and told me what it was. I then remembered what my teacher had taught us. To this day, I can still remember the feeling I got in my chest when he told me what it was. My chest felt heavy and I felt sad because I thought about what he had been through.
It is important to study the Holocaust so that it won't be repeated. At least we hope it won't be.
What I would like to know is what is being done or what can be done to prevent another Holocaust to happen to another group of people? I know the Holocaust is not the only Holocaust that has happened since then but what can be done to stop it?
February 03, 2011 09:36 AMLOCATION
I remember my parents talking about the Holocaust. They were first generation Americans. Though through their parents who lived in either Poland or Russia (I am not sure which grandparent came from which country). My parents had told me about a cousin Shaina that lives/ed in Isreal and how not only how she survived the Holocaust but she also watched most of her family die. I only met Shaina once but as I looked at her, I could never imagine watching my parents go through that. I also remember seeing different friends of my parents with numbers tatooed on their body. I asked my mom what that was and she had told me that is how they were identified. It has been atleast 40 years but even to this day, there are things that still affect me. I was one of the blessed ones in a way because if my grandparents had not escaped, well I just may not be here today.
October 12, 2010 05:20 PMLOCATION
I have always felt bad for the people that experienced the Holocaust. After hearing the survivors speak it paints a totally different picture. My question is why would some horrible ruthless dictator inflict horrible and describable pain on such innocent people?
July 15, 2010 12:21 AMLOCATION
I'm making an essay for college about music and paintings during the Holocaust and I found this webpage. I think this is an amazing opportunity for us to actually listen and read what the survivors say. I've read tons of articles about the subject but never have done what I just did. I would like to thank these six survivors for their time and strength.
Thank you so much, from Lima-Perú.
June 16, 2010 02:02 PMLOCATION
Fort Worth, TXRESPONSE
When I speak to survivors, such as Peter Feigl, Renee Kann Silver, and Susan Warsinger, I feel that I am now a wittness to these amazing people that survived the Shoah and when I listen to their stories, I couldn't be more thankful to have them alive! They are the way to know that this horrifying event did occur and it left very few survivors, they were indeed the lucky ones. They give us hope, in order to make sure that this never happens again.
May 03, 2010 06:22 PMLOCATION
Miss Ullinskey, Period 4
I've been learning about the Holocaust since middle school and I still can't wrap my brain around all those people went through. I have kind of a low pain tolerance, so I guess if you were in a concentration camp to had to train your body to endure pain. The survivors had tremendous courage. They show how strong the human spirit can be in hard times. It's amazing they could make it.
It's also important to remember who died and study the Holocaust. These people were killed for practically no reason, and it would be disrespectful for us to just leave their memories behind. If you forget things, usually they end up happening again. History can repeat itself. We have to make sure we don't do what Hitler did to so many innocent people just because they had a different religion.
May 03, 2010 02:03 PMLOCATION
Newton Falls, OhioRESPONSE
After hearing the survivors speak I believe it is very significant to rememeber and commemorate the Holocaust. They should be remembered because of how brutal and life threatening the Holocaust was. It is important to study the Holocaust because everyone should know what happened to all of these people that didn't deserve this to happen to them. If we ever forget this could happen again and we don't want that. We shall never forget.
Miss Ullinskey Period 4
May 03, 2010 10:38 AMLOCATION
I think that everyone should remember the survivors and the people that lost there life. They went though hardship that they shoulnt of had to go though. Most of the Jewish population was elimated. They had no reason to be killed they were all inocent people. Jewish was not the only race to there were others.
They should make one day and offical holiday that will remember the Jewish and everyone that lost there life. This would be very respectful to those certain people. The people that have to wake up everyday and remember that bad time need this day to just give them hope.
May 03, 2010 10:37 AMLOCATION
Academic English 10
I believe what the people of the holocaust went through was terrible. They suffered so much for a belief of one person. If we forget abuot what they went through then there is a possibilty of something like the Holocaust happening again. When i hear stories from survivors of the cruel camps it makes me think how lucky i am to not have went through something like that. I believe it is also important to teach younger kids the importance of the holocuast so they can understand what happend.
It is important to study the holocaust becasue the more we know than the more we can prvent from it ever happening again. Since we have been studying the holocasut in english i have became more interested and curious on what the people had to go through. Over all, we must remember the holocaust and pay our respects to the people who have suffered through it all.
May 03, 2010 10:37 AMLOCATION
I believe that there is an extreme significance in the rememberance of the people in the Holocust. It is important to sudy the Holocaust because it will make sure that people don't forget what happened to those innocent people. Many souls were lost for no reason and people need to make sure that it never happens again. The Holocaust was one of the worst things that has ever happened in the history of mankind.
History has a weird way of repeating itself and by remembering the Holocaust and studying it, we can make sure that it doesnt happen again. The interviews of the survivors on this website will really make you think. They just happened to be the ones who overcame the terrible torture that their race faced. All the lives that were lost should never be forgotten. Also, the lives of those who survived should be cherished to have made it through that terrible time in their lives.
-Chance Marsh, Per. 4
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