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Old 11-25-2003, 06:22 PM   #1
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The Lost Generation: Children in the Holocaust. edited by Azriel Eisenberg. The scope of what happened is chilling as a macrocosm but this book tells of tragedies and horrors at the individual level. Its a book you'll never forget, but one I highly recommend. A very emotional but worthwhile read.
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I'll bet it's sad. Holocaust stuff is a real get-out-the-tissues thing for me.
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I'll bet it's sad. Holocaust stuff is a real get-out-the-tissues thing for me.
Yes. It just floors me how cruel and heartless people can be in this world and how something like that managed to occur....

I haven't read the book, but if I see it around somewhere, I'll check it out sometime.

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Old 11-26-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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It can be really shocking how extreme cruelty actually does exist. Ugh. Six million Jews *killed in ovens*.
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I studied this last year and I went to the Holocaust Museum here in Melbourne. Yeah the Germans certainly did some evil things alright.
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its saddened me that there ever was the Holcaust but the thing that gets to me the most is the fact some people today think it was a good thing
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its saddened me that there ever was the Holcaust but the thing that gets to me the most is the fact some people today think it was a good thing
No crap. Some people haven't learned from it. If they had, there'd be no more racism, no killing homosexuals, no killing each other over religious differences, etc. If the Holocaust couldn't wake some people up, what is it going to take, then? .

Has anyone read "Night" by Elie Wiesel?

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I haven't read the book but I've heard Elie Wiesel speak. What an incredible human being. He was a very deserving Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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I haven't read the book but I've heard Elie Wiesel speak. What an incredible human being.
Really? Awesome. .

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He was a very deserving Nobel Peace Prize winner.
I'd imagine so.

We need more people like him.

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I agree. If we had more people like Elie Wiesel we just might not have racism, suicide bombers and all of these other evils.
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No crap. Some people haven't learned from it. If they had, there'd be no more racism, no killing homosexuals, no killing each other over religious differences, etc. If the Holocaust couldn't wake some people up, what is it going to take, then? .

Has anyone read "Night" by Elie Wiesel?

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I read it this semester. Very chilling book. You can read it in a day, you can't put it down.

Wiesel didn't believe some of the things he saw--he felt they were simply too terrible to have happened, so he did research and talked to other survivors...and realized that he hadn't imagined anything. I think that was the worst part.
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I read it this semester. Very chilling book. You can read it in a day, you can't put it down.
Yes. Exactly. It's very involving.

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Wiesel didn't believe some of the things he saw--he felt they were simply too terrible to have happened, so he did research and talked to other survivors...and realized that he hadn't imagined anything. I think that was the worst part.
No kidding.

It's everyone's worst nightmare come true.

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I agree. If we had more people like Elie Wiesel we just might not have racism, suicide bombers and all of these other evils.
That'd be lovely.

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I've read Night a while ago. The quote that I liked most was the one about his loss of faith. Nothing else in that book has stayed with me like that page. I can still see it in my mind, it was that powerful.

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Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.
Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.

Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.
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I also read that book last year in English, I still have it around here somewhere.
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I'd also recommend the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman.
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