Guiding quotes for class

  • Throughout the year's journey we will investigate the significance of each of these quotes to try and understand their relevance to our studies:

    "Every one survivor got a story. There's not enough paper in the whole world, and not enough pens, to write down what each survivor went through." - Mr. Joe Grabezak, survivor of Auschwitz, speaking in the film Paper Clips

    "Instead of being afraid, shielding your children--prepare them. Prepare them for the real world. Yes, there are not nice things out there. But if they will be prepared, they will be able to do the right thing." - Mrs. Rachel Gleitman, survivor of Auschwitz, speaking in the film Paper Clips

    “You've brought Chance home. You're his witness now. Without a witness, they just disappear.” - Actor portraying the Korean War veteran in Taking Chance

    "Nous n'oublions pas." (We do not forget.) - Unidentified Frenchman thanking Amos Almeida for his service. at the Normandy American Cemetery in 2008. Mr. Almeida, a veteran of 101st Airborne Division and D-Day invasion, passed away in 2012.

    "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view." - Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 3

    "In extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives" - Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The War

    "And just because somebody can't see it doesn't mean it shouldn't be shined." - Specialist Jason Magnuson, Tomb Sentinel - Arlington National Cemetery 

    "Remember the past. Transform the future" - Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    The harder you work, the smarter you'll get - Paraphrased from Carol Dweck's book, Mindset, which is a piece of being a self-directed learner

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." - William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun