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Danielle P and Andrei
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Hey! I know it's been a long time since I wrote, and I dont know if you'll even be getting on the site anymore, but I just wanted to give you my email so we can keep in touch after this is all over. It was great having you as a partner. I hope to talk to you soon! :) Kendall
Oh man I'm stupid, I completely forgot to put my email address in the message... it is Singin4eternity@aol.com
See ya! K
There are so many unsolved questions that I suppose I never know their answers. One of these questions is how the death caps survivors hang on through life when there was so many deaths around them? What capped them from end their suffer and ran to the electric fence. In my opinion no one can answer this one. It is so hard to me, teenage girl who never taste the taste of hunger or unbearable cold and hate, to understand haw could they keep breathing that harmful and painful (physical and emotional) air of evil? The next question will lead me the second dilemma, which preoccupied me,
Why so many people let much less, to drag them down to the bottom of humanity with out a fight, why so few of them return a fight? Maybe because hate like that left them wordless and without any belief that, their lives worth something, maybe they felt that fight against the devil in army uniforms is too
Much to fight against.
I think that there is no such thing as humankind when we talk about holocaust, because there were
Nothing kind or humane at that time (except, of course, special cases). Humanity failed them all dawn. Many people think that all of those people let them drag them to their deaths, but I guess that we never know. The one thing we do know is that we must do everything we can to prevent this kind of crimes to happened again. We must tried to avoid acting with hat and think another time before we do action that came out of hate. We have to be better!!
The Holocust left behind her so many questions and as much as you are trying to answer them, you are only understand less.
When I finished reading the book, many questions were still didn't answer for me. No-one can change now what happen but we must make sure it won't happen again.
The History can return, we must remember that.
Why when we heard almost every week that in Europe tombstones been exploded shattered, we didn't do something?!
Why everybody injore it?!
Are we really think that the Holocoust is something that belong to the past and can't happen again?!
Why this people stay there?! , Why to live in a place where nobody likes you?!
Why the God let so many children to died without their parents?!
Where he was during 6 years?!
Another dilema that the Jews families had to deal with it during the Holocost is:
Germans allow to not Jews to run away. This cost many problems in mixed families - For example, mother to small children that her husbend is Jews , should decide if to stay with her family and died or left her children and husbend and care about herself.
Or a young couple that only one of then is Jews, should decide if to stay toghether or maybe it would be better if one of them will survive to tell the world what is really hapening in Europe.
What do you think they should decide?
I'm waiting for your E-Mail adress so i could sand you main..........
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org . Feel free to e-mail me anytime!!
During the whole book we witnessed numerous examples of Elie going through things that we couldn't even imagine doing, he kept his struggle for life even when facing death.
As I read the book a question kept bugging me:
Why did he do it?? Why he wanted to live so much? He lost his faith in god after realizing that he shouldn't expect any help from that direction he lost his friends and even the one that needed his support the most, the father. What was he thinking?? All the stories about the Russian front getting closer turned out to be false and he was still going to work, getting his crumbles of bread getting beat up and still believed that better days are coming. What did he expected?? That the war finished and that's it?? No more Germans no more fascist? What's the reason to stay alive? So that he could grow up, raise some children and... And what? They will raise their own children and so on and on. What did his could death change in this world? Why not just stop the suffering and die?
Would YOU want to die? I know I wouldn't. Dying meant that the Nazis won and you were defeated. I think Elie kept fighting to stay alive because he knew that the Nazis thought that the Jews were weak so he wanted to prove that they were really strong. I think he knew that there would still be a lot of hardships to face after the war and that things would never be the same. If he had died at the camp he never would have got the chance to raise a family and do all the other things that we get to do, and take for granted. It's the small things in life that will make you fight to stay alive. If he had died he never would've been able to tell his story to the rest of the world. I know that he suffered a lot, but giving up and dying is just not the answer to ME. My dilemmas are like the others. Why didn't anyone do anything to stop this from happening? Why didn't anyone revolt? Why was everyone so blind to what was going on? Why didn't they see that 6 million people were being killed? Killing of a race CAN'T go unnoticed, but it did. And I know there aren't any definite answer, but I would love to hear your opinion.
I can't belive that we have come to the end of this project. Andrey, I have had sooooo much fun talking to you this school year and I hope to continue talking to you. You have been the most perfect partner.
Until next time, Bye. Danielle ; )
Dear D and A
You have both been "perfect partners" - and I do so hope you both keep in touch in the future.
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to watch your communication.
Take care and have a happy easter and a happy pesach to both of you
Love Joan Orkin
HI NINA! i chose the most interesting two questions:
if you were Eli, would you go to the hideplace eli's father was talking about, and convince his family to go too. i think that could happen because Eli knew there is a danger, listening to moshe's story.
after Eli's father death, would you stop fighting to survive, or would you act like him. i doubt i would have the spiritual forces to fight the pain of losing a father.
1. If I was Elie, I think that I probably would have believed Moshe's warnings about danger since I usually believe what other people say and espicially would believe Moshe because he would have been a trustworthy friend and teacher. I know I could have tried to convince my family to go into hiding, but if my father had been like Elie's father and said that the family would have been split, then I would have not left. I'd probably still think that the war would end with nothing ever happening to me.
2. After Elie's father's death, I think that I would still find a way to live on. (I'm not very close to my father so I'm trying to think of it as if my mother had died.) I would definitely be devestated and wonder if I could ever recover from such a loss, but I think my will to live would surpass the pain and let me move on. I don't neccessarily think that you need spiritual forces (like prayer and religion) to live. You just have to want to live.
I don't really have any specific questions to ask, but here is one that I wrote down in the journal I had to keep while reading the book:
What do you think defines 'hate'?
Nina perhaps you have asked the most unanswerable and important question. What defines hate?
That is what lies behind the project and the problems which we all face.
Take care and Happy Easter Joan
i think the most important questions have been asked already
there is one question id like to ask:
How come U.S(the contry with the "best army on earth", the one that against terror) lived in her own bubble and ignored what happened in the world and got involved only when she got attacked??
we think that is the best dilemma until now. it really shows whatv we feel and think.
in our opinion the most importent question is why did the world closed there eyes for so long and what made them open there eyes after 6 million jews where killed?
I think you ask a MOST important question. Why did the world close its eyes and why suddenly were they opened. If that question could be answered maybe we would not still be confronting hatred.
Thank you both for your input in this project and check the forums and as there are letters for both of you from your partner.
Why of all the different races the world has to offer, Hitler picked the jews? (Although he was also against gipsis and other races), why did he hatesd especially jews ??? Why not hating Americans or Arabs???
Because the Jews felt safe, and were not expecting an attack. The Jews were different and defenseless, why not attack them?
(Sorry Cassie, I actually have time to say something tonight, so I'm gonna)
Hmm..... I don't know.The main question I had was "Why didn't anyone (including God) do anything to prevent 6 million lives from being lost?" and "How do you believe the surviors were able to cope with all that they have endured?" It is sad this is so close to the end. This has been an absolute joy to meet and get to know new people. Yet for all those I haven't had the priveledge of getting to know I hope I will be able to talk to you in the future. Anna you are the sweetest thing I've ever met and I hope you keep writing me.
Love always Lauren
this story made me understand some things, and realize that this war was a horrible experience
This war left many scars on many bodies and many souls.
This book is really emotional Eli
with his special writing made me fell those felling with him.
i don�t have a real question but i just don�t understand Hitler what made him destroy so many families to kill so many people?
And how the world was so blind, and didn�t stop it?
And why the jews were blind to and didn�t escape?
And more specific question: why Eli wiesel didn�t try to escape and take his father with him?
When I finished to read the book I was left with a couple of questions...
Who is responsible for all of this,for all that happened?The German people,Hitler,the world's society,who?
My second question is why did Eli leave his town?Someone offered him to stay,he could escape the holocaust,if only he would have thought for a second,why he didn't think?
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