Friday, November 7, 2008

Survivors



How does he remember? It was something he breathed, lived and walked. Its not something that he interviewed somebody, it was real. It was his life. It was his part of hell, once you’ve reached hell it never goes away. It doesn’t just vanish, it stays in that part of your heart that was ate away. Some blocked out the pain, held it in. Wiesel over came the pain and used it to tell of the life he lived, of the cold bunk beds, the bread that left his stomach empty, the soup that made hearts cold, the deaths that overtook life. He was able to tell the stories of his friends that gave up, his father that kept him going. He told of his stories that how his father was his only reason to live, his only reason to fight, the reason to go on. Sometimes the only way to remember the good memories in life is to talk about the bad memories and get them out. If you don’t talk about pain it stays in you, maybe he was one of many who could tell his story, because pain wasn’t worth holding onto.


Survivor. That one word is why it is important to tell their story. They were part of history that brought hell on earth. Their stories need to be told, be heard, be read. History needs to be told, written. Opinion, we don’t feel like we could change the history, those survivors were there, they breathed ashes, ate death. We feel that history is history there’s no more to write. What’s written is written. We feel they are SURVIVORS.

McCool Group: Lindee, Andrea, Kyle, Brady

18 comments:

Danielle said...

Your statements about being a survivor are good. How is it possible that people deny that the Holocaust ever took place (or that the statistics are inflated) when people are alive to tell the story?

Andrea said...

I think that they want to deny it because they can't imagine anyone doing that. It was a hell on Earth and they don't want to believe it, it could be religious reasons to just people believing that it is rumours. I guess it could be like the drama a school has some people believe it others don't. But how can you turely know what happended if you weren't there. People could also just deny it because they don't want to accept the pain and suffering others had to go through.

Lindee said...

That is terrible that people would say that it didn't take place. There is people that tell their stories, stories that yes may seem unreal, but its sad to say that it took place. That people could kill other humans like dogs and not feel anything. And then for the people who did survive and hear people say that it wasn't true, thats terrible. If I were a survivor and heard that I would say to that person, I went through hell and you try to tell me otherwise that it didn't happen. Elie could say I watched my faith burn into flames, my father die from strength, my family vanished for good. Saying that the holocaust isn't true is like saying in my opinion that God isn't real, that the Bible was not written. That makes me so upset.

Shelby E. said...

To me it seems there are people that just don't want to believe that all those things happened. If people are coming back and telling people their stories how could people not believe? People might have thought it was a lie, like how could that many people die, or why would people ever do something like that? There are survivors out their for example, Elie. Elie is telling his story in such great detail and still people don't believe. It just doesn't make any sense. I also agree with what Andrea said. Why would people want to accept the fact that others were being tortured.

katrinalogan said...

I really like the first question you answered. It was good, and it makes you realize how bad it really was. Good post.

suzy said...

I agree with your responses. Yes their stories remind people every day it really did happen and could happen again without people being reminded how bad the holocaust was.

Sam said...

I really like your post I thought it was so true. I cant even imagine someone that went through that not talking about it imean the have to let what they feel out or they would just be depressed all the time. great job!!!!!!!

Constance said...

I really like the part where you say that pain was not worth holding onto. I agree with everything you said in your post. It was great.

Tay said...

This is a great post. I really liked your last paragraph. I strongly agree. You guys did a good job!

Darius said...

I really like your post it has good supporting detail for your answers. I mainly like the SURVIVORS part, really good, its inspiration in a way for the people that lived during and through the holocaust. GREAT JOB!

Jared Andrews said...

I agree. He was a survivor and i think that the way he dealt with the hell in his life was to talk about it to share with the generations for years to come what it was like. Keep up the good work.

Jordan said...

This dialog is very good. I really like the way your group has written the answers in such a clear and precise form. I agree %100 with everything you have posted. Especially about how their stories need to be told, heard and read.

Samantha said...

I like this post. You guys are very dramatic with your writing but that's good. It better expresses what you are trying to get across to everyone. Nice Post.

EndZoneFreenzy_CardinalFootball said...

I agree. Great post. Something that is burned into his memory is not something that he is going to forget. I really liked how you used his dad, and said that he was the only reason to live. You used direct examples, great job. I couldn't imagine being in something like that with my father..... The great thing about Elie was that he was able to overcome all of the bad memories, pain, suffering, and tell his story. What a great thing. It helps people who were not there get a fraction of what happend, cause I believe that someone who was not there cannot begin to understand any part of what happend.

Shelby S:) said...

Excellent job guys. You really put your heart into this one. I agree with you. To hold it in would be both painful and sad. These things need to be said. Their stories need to be told.

E-Dizzle said...

I really liked the line "...the soup that made hearts cold..." It was very powerful. You guys hit right on what I was thinking about how he could never forget because it was what he lived, breathed, and walked. I totally agree with the post. AWESOME DETAILS BY THE WAY!

Melanie said...

I really like this post. You put a lot of emotion into it, and it really makes you think. I agree that to hold all the memories in would be very painful and that the only way to let the pain out, would be to share your story. Also, I really like how you said "...once you've reached hell it never goes away. It doesn't just vanish, it stays in that part of your heart that was ate away." That's a powerful statement. Good job.

Missouri State Single Season Strikeout King said...

Great post. One of the best posts so far this year in my opinion. "Wiesel over came the pain and used it to tell of the life he lived, of the cold bunk beds, the bread that left his stomach empty, the soup that made hearts cold, the deaths that overtook life." Powerful sentence, I loved it. Good job.