September 1, 2011

I believe my father was an extradinary person

I believe that my father was an extraordinary person. I am my father’s daughter. When I was born, he encouraged my brother to chop up his crib, because his new baby sister needed a clean new one. My father was...
March 31, 2011

This I Believe

I believe that people of today need to see the world from a different view or perspective. The way our society remembers and memorializes the vast amounts of human conflict in the past need to be understood and analyzed to...
November 5, 2010

A New Birth of Freedom

From the 1950s series, European film writer and director Maximilian Hodder tells how his detention in a Soviet gulag nearly destroyed his faith in humanity. But when he found freedom in the West, Hodder regained his belief in the goodness of people.
September 27, 2010

The Power of Living

I was nine years old when I first read a story of a Holocaust survivor. It spoke to my heart in a way very little ever has. Between the horror and the heartbreak, I found a warmth in my heart...
September 27, 2010

Don’t go on living in denial

The story I am about to tell you is about a small German family of five. It is extremely sad yet very much true. The names have been changed to protect the family in this story for even though concentration...
September 13, 2010

I Cannot Forget

“May you never forget what is worth remembering.” As a second generation Jew, I believe that I cannot forget the suffering my ancestors went through during the Holocaust. I cannot forget that my papa lost his parents during the Holocaust....
September 6, 2010

One Man, One Heart, One Soul

The room was completely silent. All you could hear was the occasional sniffle of someone’s nose. He spoke with words that could make anyone feel completely overwhelmed with emotion. Each sentence that escaped his lips hit my heart like a...
August 31, 2010

Human First

I believe religion creates unnecessary conflicts between humans of the same and different races. Since the dawn of time countless wars have been fought and conflicts have been started over the ideals of religion. The Crusades by Christians into the...
August 27, 2010

This i believe

I believe that everything done during the holocaust was wrong. Jews were not bad people just because they were not the same or did not believe in the same things as we did does not mean that they should have...