February 17, 2010 04:36 PMLOCATION
First off i can not believe that song of this nature had ever happened! Just reading it and learning about it give me the chills. The reason that i had read all about this, is because i have to do homework on this, and also have to do a project on this. I still can not believe that just a simple man could turn so cruel and evil, to do all of this hatred. I am in the eighth grade, and have studied " The Holocaust " before, but have never been this interested in it. Many of my classmates probably think that this is just a stupid war between people, but personally i think it is a war between a man and a whole religon. I quiet frankly feel sorry for everyone who had to go through this, and had family members go through this also. Well, i just felt like a would a share a tid bit of information.
January 26, 2010 01:35 PMLOCATION
Im Kristina McDonald and Im currently in the 9th grade.I'm also a resident at a residental program in Stuart, Florida called Martin Girl Academy. Every single time I look at the pictures of the victims of the Holocaust I'm speechless. How could anybody do that to another human being. It's uncalled for. Especially children. You survivors have taught me a lot. Ever since I have researched the Holocaust I can never go back to my old ways. Thank you so much for the information you have given me.
Kristina M McDonald
January 14, 2010 11:12 AMLOCATION
What most people don't realize id that the aftermath of the Holacaust was just as painful as the real thing. Friends and family might be dead, you would have to start a new life...
November 24, 2009 04:39 PMLOCATION
What saddens me, aside from the tragic circumstances of the Holocaust and the effects it had on the lives of so many millions of people, is the silence of my country and of the world on the occurrence of post-WWII genocide. Every generation cries "Never again!" ; but politicians continue to turn their heads. Genocide has happened again and again and again. Genocide is hardly acknowledged by world authorities until the damage is all ready done. The United States did not even ratify the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide until 1988. Forty years after it was initially called for ratification. FORTY YEARS. So what CAN we do? What can I do? As an international community we must push for our leaders to take an active stance other than just saying, "Never again!" We must, each of us, commemorate the victims of genocide. We must never, ever avert our eyes when we see the images of these victims because, as disturbing as they may be, they are just like us - they ARE us. Look at them and realize that we are all people and to survive we consistently rely on one another. Tolerance is key. Without tolerance there is no acceptance, without acceptance there is no trust, without trust there is no friendship, and without friendship there is no love. This is what I have learned. I hope the rest of my generation learns it too.
November 06, 2009 12:18 PMLOCATION
I can not believe that the Holocaust actually took place! The horrible and cruel acts done to these innocent people is awful. Words can not explain anyone's feelings towards this. My class is actually becoming a little bit depressed having to do research on this topic. It is good to know what took place so it will not happen again, but it is saddening to know it already happened.
October 02, 2009 08:58 AMLOCATION
i hate to hear what these people had gone through. I know that im only 12, but i realize how hard it could of been for me to be right where the people that survived are now. I would love to come and talk to one and hear their story from them and see what the difference is in their compared to others and see how bad others had it. In class the other day, at school, we watched a video of one ladies story. I could do nothing but cry. Them showing the pictures of it. GOSH!!! why do the stories have to be soooo sad? :'(
September 02, 2009 06:25 PMLOCATION
i learned about the holocaust like most people do at schol and i wanted to see the stuff you dont see in school and it was so sad i was thinking the whole time about my mom,dad brother, and sister how i would miss them so much and i couldnt stand to live the way they made them you never really think about wat they went through because most of us dont have to but when you actually think about it most of us think the most important think in the world is a cell fone or computer you think you would die if you didnt have those but think these people watched their families die right in frount of their eye. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 31, 2009 08:28 AMLOCATION
I went to the holocaust museum for a field trip and before we went we read many books such as The Boy in the Striped Pajama's, Hana's Suitcase, Etc. The books were NOTHING like the tour through the museum. When I went to the museum my tour-guide was Jewish and she had a life experience through the Holocaust with her family and I learned so much of what her feelings were to each picture we saw and each thing we talked about she made a connection of her grandfather or herself. Then later on we met another survivor and her experience made most people cry. I became so so so interested I took matter into my own hands and I started to think of my family and how it would have been for me and my family to go through the Holocaust (I'm not Jewish though); I think of who would be gone day by day its someone new (I have a HUGE family) and so everyday there would be even more pain than usual. I am in 6th grade, I am 12 and if you dont know this much or think like this sometimes you need to learn more and stoop-up to my level. I try to help younger kids at the park and what I do is (SOMETIMES) try to teach them a little bit about TOLERANCE.
May 26, 2009 01:13 PMLOCATION
I had to read After The War for my english class and I thought that it was going to be a waste of time. But after I read about what the Jews have gone through. I have a whole new repsect for them. And some of the stuff is brutal and I only READ about it I can't imagine LIVING it.
May 14, 2009 10:18 AMLOCATION
I had to read Night, for my English class and I wasn't really looking foward to it, but after reading the first 3 chapters I becamse hooked. If you never read it I really think you should it changed me. I always used to make fun of Jews. (I know that sounds really bad.)But, after reading Night I told my teacher and everyone else I knew that I would never make fun of Jews again. I feel really bad about that because anyone who goes through something like that doesn't and shouldn't be made fun of like that its really harsh. The people who lived through that did deserve it, NOBODY does. And the people who survived, are really amazing people. I don't cry often but when I do it's for a good cause. And reading this book made me cry a lot.
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